In article <google.com>,
net (Guillaume Mahieu) wrote:
Write a scanner driver and scanner server daemon that runs on the
machine that will host your scanner. Write a scanner client which
connects to the server over the network for each different machine on
I've never seen this architecture in practice as scanners aren't
expensive and there's no money in making them a shared network resource.
Add to that the fact that most scanner vendors don't write the drivers
and software for their products, but contract it out to a software
house. That's why most scanner software only works on a narrow set of
OS versions and patch levels. If you have the internal specification
doent which describes how your scanner works, start coding (doubtful
as it's proprietary and would most likely get the Department of Homeland
Security in your face for violations of Trademark here in the US).
It's probably cheaper in terms of time and money to buy a scanner for
each machine that needs one. If you don't have the scanner internals
doent, you'll have to reverse engineer how the scanner works. That
will also get Homeland Security on you doorstep.
Dontcha just _love_ the DCMA. Just wait, the European Parliament is
considering drafting a version of your very own. Lucky you!
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