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       saned - SANE network daemon


       saned [ -a [ username ] | -d [ n ] | -s [ n ] ]


       saned  is  the SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) daemon that allows remote
       clients to access image acquisition  devices  available  on  the  local


       The  -a flag requests that saned run in standalone daemon mode. In this
       mode, saned will detach from the console and  run  in  the  background,
       listening  for  incoming  client connections; inetd is not required for
       saned operations in this mode. If the optional username is given  after
       -a  , saned will drop root privileges and run as this user (and group).

       The -d and -s flags request that saned run in debug mode (as opposed to
       inetd(8)  mode).  In this mode, saned explicitly waits for a connection
       request.  When compiled with debugging  enabled,  these  flags  may  be
       followed  by a number to request debug info. The larger the number, the
       more verbose the debug output.  E.g., -d128 will  request  printing  of
       all debug info. Debug level 0 means no debug output at all. The default
       value is 2. If flag -d is used, the debug messages will be  printed  to
       stderr while -s requests using syslog.

       If saned is run from inetd or xinetd, no option can be given.


       First and foremost: saned is not intended to be exposed to the internet
       or other non-trusted networks. Make sure  that  access  is  limited  by
       tcpwrappers  and/or  a firewall setup. Don’t depend only on saned’s own
       authentification. Don’t run saned as root if it’s not necessary. And do
       not install saned as setuid root.

       The  contents  of  the  saned.conf  file  is  a  list of host names, IP
       addresses or IP subnets (CIDR notation) that are permitted to use local
       SANE  devices.  IPv6 addresses must be enclosed in brackets, and should
       always  be  specified  in  their  compressed  form.   Connections  from
       localhost  are always permitted.  Empty lines and lines starting with a
       hash mark (#) are ignored.  A  line  containing  the  single  character
       ‘‘+’’  is  interpreted  to  match any hostname.  This allows any remote
       machine to use your scanner and may present a security  risk,  so  this
       shouldn’t  be  used  unless  you  know  what  you’re  doing.   A sample
       configuration file is shown below:

              # this is a comment

       The case of the host names does not matter, so AHost.COM is  considered
       identical to


       For saned to work properly in its default mode of operation, it is also
       necessary to add a configuration line to  /etc/inetd.conf.   Note  that
       your  inetd must support IPv6 if you want to connect to saned over IPv6
       ; xinetd and  openbsd-inetd  are  known  to  support  IPv6,  check  the
       documentation for your inetd daemon.

       The configuration line normally looks like this:

              sane-port stream tcp nowait saned.saned /usr/sbin/saned saned

       However, if your system uses tcpd(8) for additional security screening,
       you may want to disable  saned  access  control  by  putting  ‘‘+’’  in
       saned.conf  and  use  a  line  of the following form in /etc/inetd.conf

              sane-port   stream   tcp   nowait   saned.saned   /usr/sbin/tcpd

       Note  that both examples assume that there is a saned group and a saned
       user.  If you follow this example, please make  sure  that  the  access
       permissions  on  the  special device are set such that saned can access
       the scanner (the program generally  needs  read  and  write  access  to
       scanner devices).

       If  xinetd  is  installed on your system instead of inetd the following
       example for xinetd.conf may be helpful:

              # default: off
              # description: The sane server accepts requests
              # for network access to a local scanner via the
              # network.
              service sane-port
                 port        = 6566
                 socket_type = stream
                 wait        = no
                 user        = saned
                 group       = saned
                 server      = /usr/sbin/saned

       Finally, it is also necessary to add a line of the  following  form  to

              sane-port 6566/tcp # SANE network scanner daemon

       The  official  IANA  short name for port 6566 is "sane-port". The older
       name "sane" is now deprecated.


       In addition to the control connection (port 6566 ) saned  also  uses  a
       data  connection.  The port of this socket is selected by the operating
       system and can’t be specified by the user  currently.  This  may  be  a
       problem  if  the connection must go through a firewall (packet filter).
       If you must use a packet filter, make sure that all ports  >  1024  are
       open on the server for connections from the client.


              The  hosts listed in this file are permitted to access all local
              SANE devices.  Caveat: this file imposes serious security  risks
              and its use is not recommended.

              Contains  a list of hosts permitted to access local SANE devices
              (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

              If this file contains lines of the form


              access to the listed backends is restricted. A  backend  may  be
              listed  multiple times for different user/password combinations.
              The server uses MD5 hashing if supported by the client.


              This environment variable specifies the list of directories that
              may contain the configuration file.  Under UNIX, the directories
              are separated by a colon (‘:’), under OS/2, they  are  separated
              by  a  semi-colon  (‘;’).   If  this  variable  is  not set, the
              configuration file  is  searched  in  two  default  directories:
              first,   the   current  working  directory  (".")  and  then  in
              /etc/sane.d.  If the value of the environment variable ends with
              the  directory separator character, then the default directories
              are searched after the explicitly  specified  directories.   For
              example,  setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would result
              in  directories  "tmp/config",  ".",  and  "/etc/sane.d"   being
              searched (in this order).


       sane(7),    scanimage(1),    xscanimage(1),    xcam(1),    sane-dll(5),
       sane-net(5), sane-"backendname"(5)


       David Mosberger