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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Sharing Scanner over Network from Centos

first, install xsane and all dependencies to use scanner
yum install xsane

check to see if your scanner detected
scanimage -L


for epson, you might need to install latest driver from here:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX


test scan
scanimage --format tiff > gambar.tiff

if everything works, install xinetd and set it to start saned
# yum install xinetd

# cat /etc/xinetd.d/saned
service sane-port
{
   port = 6566
   socket_type = stream
   server = /usr/sbin/saned
   user = root
   group = root
   wait = no
}

# cat /etc/sane.d/saned.conf
localhost
192.168.0.0/24

change saned.conf to match you network subnet.
for security, you might want to change which user and group saned run as.

start it up:
chkconfig xinetd on
service xinetd restart

scan from windows, over network:
first download: http://sanetwain.ozuzo.net/#download
extract to new folder and run ScanImage.exe
enter you linux ip address into the hostname and click OK.

now you can use your scanner over network.

-- tips & tricks on computers and gadgets denny on IT ; let's doIT documenting the brain

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