New Use for Old Hardware: A Network Copier

Posted by tuxchick on Oct 30, 2005 2:50 AM EDT
Linux Gazette- the REAL Linux Gazette; By Edgar Howell
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Basically the plan is to configure Samba on a PC under GNU/Linux such that another PC with some flavor of Windows can access a share on it. Then, the software that came with the combo device can be used on the Windows machine to scan a document, and save it on a Samba share, in a directory on the Linux machine. And from there can access the result of scanning, and print it over the network to the network printer.

[Ed.- This is an ingenious hack that kept a partially-functioning combination fax/printer/scanner/copier in service, and is easily adaptable for other scenarios.]

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