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March 5, 2012

Saned Network Scanner

I like to keep my scanner in the office and be able to scan from my laptop. For that I use the net backend of sane. I had always enabled the net backend by setting the ip address of my saned server like below:

in /etc/sane.d/net.conf where is the ip address of the saned server:

However, I found out that saned supports avahi mdns. After a bit of experimentation, the following appears to enable the avahi backend.

local_only = 0

I am using this to scan from now on.

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Waco, Texas, United States

Electrical and Computer with an interest in FPGAs, Linux, and Embedded Systems. Enjoys playing with servers and experimenting with virtualization.