[plug] Print Servers

Lucas van Staden lvs at dedmeet.com
Mon Jan 18 10:57:43 WST 2010


This may be of interest:


 From the site:

"This new unique software product allows sharing any USB device for 
using it over local network or Internet. To share USB device plugged 
into computer with Linux OS, you just need to install USB Server product 
into your system. Your system must have kernel v2.6.15 and higher. USB 
Server also requires the support of UDEV subsystem."

I am currently attempting to get this to work with a USB server device 
that I have, but it's software was only for windows.
My goal is to get my MFP connected to the USB device, and use it over my 
network, as if connected directly to my pc (as the software claims it 
can do that)

Another solution (if the software actually works as it claims), is to 
use the sheevaPlug mentioned in another post as the usb device server 
with this software's server component installed.


Jason Posavec wrote:
> I recall a thread recently about somebody trying to get drivers to 
> work for a particularly proprietary MFP, and was having problems 
> getting Linux to recognise all of the various features of it.
> Does anybody know, or has anybody tried any of the print server hubs 
> that are out there? I'm looking at getting a MFP in the future, and am 
> wondering if the print servers look after all the driver-related 
> aspects of the setup, or does the computer still need drivers to 
> access the printer?
> I'm not talking about a full-on print server that's actually a 
> computer, just the $100 ones you can buy.
> Jason Posavec
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