Howto share a port USB (if possible)
adalbert.prokop at gmx.de
Tue Oct 16 21:22:32 UTC 2007
Dario Lesca wrote on Tuesday 16 October 2007:
> It's possible to share (and if yes howto?) a USB port via network from
> a host to another host?
I never heard of such a possibility but that is not sufficient to proove
it does not exist. ;)
Because of its master/slave architecture USB is not suitable for sharing
among hosts. Which host should be the master?... Timing is also a very
delicat matter. The drivers for Windows I know lock the USB port on the
sharing machine so at any given time only *one* computer has access to
USB - directly or over the net.
Anyway, what do you need it for? E.g. scanner can be shared on the net
Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes. -- Dr.
Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS
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