What is the different of VNC & others?
cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl
Thu Jun 13 09:28:01 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronald Wiplinger [mailto:ronald "at" 2bright.net]
> At 01:17 $U$H 2002/6/12 +0100, you wrote:
> >You can network over USB using equipment from people like
> >Don't know if the protocol is TCP, and it only appears to be
> Windows, but
> >what the heck, it's a possibility.
> Machine A has an USB port
> Machine B is a server which use an USB port for its program
> Machine A "OFFER" its USB port to machine B to use!
> Machine A has on the USB port a camera
> Machine B has a webcam program which uses machine A's camera
> All others, than a program is not useful for this application.
> And, worse, I avoid M$ as much as I can, so I need to get
> this function to
> work between Linux client and Linux server.
Since both machines run linux and are connected, there are several routes to
If there is already an nfs mount from one to the other machine (no mather
what direction) then you can open a 'named-pipe' on this filesystem. Then
connect the devicefile where the camera is to the named-pipe and on the
other side, use the named pipe in stead of the devicefile. I know these are
rought guidelines, you have to find your way to details elsewhere.
An other option is to define a 'remote usb device' on the machine where the
software runs, that actually uses the usb device at the other linux machine.
THe above is frequently used in the unix world for things like tape devices