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       sane-net - SANE network backend


       The  sane-net  library  implements  a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to image acquisition devices through a network connection.  This makes it  possible
       to  control  devices  attached  to  a remote host and also provides a means to grant users
       access to protected resources.


       This backend expects device names of the form:


       Where host is the name (or IP address) of the (remote) host and device is the name of  the
       device on this host that should be addressed.  If the device name does not contain a colon
       (:), then the entire string is treated as the device string for  the  default  host.   The
       default host is the host listed last in the configuration file (see below).

       An IPv6 address can be specified enclosed in square brackets:



       The net.conf file contains both backend options and a list of host names (or IP addresses)
       that should be contacted for scan requests. Anything that isn't one of the options  listed
       below will be treated as an host name.

       connect_timeout = nsecs
              Timeout  (in  seconds) for the initial connection to the saned(8) server. This will
              prevent the backend from blocking for several  minutes  trying  to  connect  to  an
              unresponsive  saned(8)  host  (network  outage,  host  down,  ...). The environment
              variable SANE_NET_TIMEOUT can also be used to specify the timeout at runtime.

       Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored.  Note that IPv6 addresses
       in  this  file do not need to be enclosed in square brackets.  A sample configuration file
       is shown below:

              # this is a comment

       The  above  list  of  hosts  can  be  extended  at  run-time  using  environment  variable
       SANE_NET_HOSTS.   This  environment  variable is a colon-separated list of hostnames or IP
       addresses that should be contacted in addition to the hosts mentioned in the configuration
       file.  For example, a user could set the environment variable to the string:


       To  request  that  hosts  ,  [::1] , and are
       contacted in addition to the hosts listed above.

       For this backend to function properly, it  is  also  necessary  to  define  the  sane-port
       service  in  /etc/services.   The  sane  service  should  be  defined  using a line of the
       following form:

              sane-port 6566/tcp # SANE network scanner daemon


              The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

              The static library implementing this backend.

              The shared library implementing this  backend  (present  on  systems  that  support
              dynamic loading).


              This  environment  variable  specifies the list of directories that may contain the
              configuration file.  On *NIX systems, 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).

              A  colon-separated  list  of  host  names  or  IP addresses to be contacted by this

              Number of seconds to wait for a response from the saned(8) server for  the  initial
              connection request.

              If  the  library was compiled with debug support enabled, this environment variable
              controls the debug level for this backend.  E.g., a value of 128 requests all debug
              output to be printed.  Smaller levels reduce verbosity.


       If saned(8) has timed out, the net backend may loop with authorization requests.


       sane(7), saned(8), sane-dll(5), scanimage(1)


       David Mosberger and Andreas Beck

                                           14 Jul 2008                                sane-net(5)