Share and access USB devices over local network or Internet! It is easy to do!
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Publisher: Incentives Pro
OS Support: Linux, Linux Console, Linux GPL
Date added: 21 Oct 2012
Last Update: 07 Jul 2009
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USB Server for Linux Editors' review
An effective solution for sharing of USB devices through Linux servers
"USB server for Linux"
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brings an impressive solution to the enthusiasts of Linux operating system. This USB server for Linux is software that provides impressive solutions for the Linux based computer servers. With this software, USB devices can be shared among different users on the local network and / or internet. The users with required permission, can access those USB device and the files on USB devices over the internet or local network. The impressive sharing capability is brought to the Linux Operating system by the unique software.
This stunning piece of software can be used in several different ways. By installing this software with different modes and capabilities, you can make your Linux system perform different roles, such as a USB server or USB client. This software is compatible with Linux operating system.
By installing this software on a Linux system, you can create an USB server. Any USB device, which is plugged-in to Linux machine, can be shared over the networks and internet. The remote users, upon authentication, then can access those USB devices and files stored on this. Along with the USB devices the associated functionalities of those devices also can be made available online. By sharing USB scanners or USB printer with this software, you make the remote users able to access the services of those devices. Remote users can print their documents using those shared printers.
Alternatively, this software can turn a Linux machine to a client of USB services. With this software installed, a Linux machine can access the USB devices shared by another computer over internet. Moreover, a Linux machine can also be used as a terminal server, which is used to redirect the USB accessing service to other computers.
The “USB server for Linux” creates communication channel, between the USB server and the clients, on TCP/IP protocol. Therefore, any suitable protocol suits that are based on TCP/IP can be used for communication purposes. Various types of networks are can be used, such as LAN or WAN. For ensuring security, Virtual private networks (VPN) also can be used. IP address along with the port number is required establishing communication with a remote computer.
You can also use this software to enable remote desktop connection for sharing the USB devices. For this, you have to use rdesktop on the Linux machines. By enabling the auto sharing feature, every USB devices are shared automatically whenever they are plugged in to the server. The auto reconnection feature reestablishes the connection between server and clients automatically, whenever the connection fails. You can forbid a user to access USB devices by including this IP into the "exclusion" list.
There are many more features. By using this software, you can discover that on your own.
Version reviewed 2.0 on: 23 Jan 2013
USB server for Linux version v.2.0 has been released.New features: USB Client support was added, cross-platrofm connectivity to Windows USB Server was added, support of USB devices with non-standard configuration descriptor.
usb sharing becomes easier
with this software, sharing of usb devices remains no more a difficult task. this software is targeted to the linux servers. this stunning software makes the data and services of usb devices available on the networks or internet. one usb printer or scanner can be shared by all the employees of an organization , by deploying this software .
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