Scanner Server Ubuntu 14.04

I recently decided to attach my scanner to my server so all machines could use the scanner without having to fiddle with cables etc. The scanner is a small Canon Lide 35 which is powered by the USB cable. The scanner also works perfectly with Linux.

First install sane-utils and xinetd.

Create the file /etc/xinetd.d/sane-port with the following contents.

Change RUN=no to RUN=yes in /etc/defaults/saned

Edit /etc/sane.d/saned.conf  to allow your local subnet/single host etc to connect to the scanner.

I added my local subnet at line 27.

Restart both xinetd and saned.

I also had to add the saned user to the scanner group ( Thanks to opennomad, See references below)

Now we need to edit the client (in this case Arch Linux with sane and sane-utils)

Edit this file nano /etc/sane.d/net.conf and the IP of the server to the bottom.

Then run scanimage -L and see if the scanner is detected. Should look something like this.


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