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Bug 310 - Possible generic USB support on LANs
: Possible generic USB support on LANs
Status: NEW
: ThinLinc
Other
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: PC Linux
: P2 Enhancement
: ProductCouncil
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Reported: 2003-06-19 11:47 by
Modified: 2019-02-11 10:37 (History)
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Description From cendio 2003-06-19 11:47:28
Direktronik has a very interesting product called "USB Anywhere"
(http://www.direktronik.se/prod/prod75.ASP). With this product, we might been
able to support all USB products, without ThinLinc support. The only problem
seems to be the question of how multiple devices are handled on a Windows
Terminal Server. Needs investigation.
------- Comment #2 From cendio 2006-06-28 18:25:16 -------
There's a commercial software-based product for Windows now:

http://www.fabulatech.com/usb-over-network.html

Seems to work fairly well. 
------- Comment #3 From cendio 2006-08-07 11:20:01 -------
Fabulatech is working on Linux support. I will recieve a beta version when
ready. 
------- Comment #4 From cendio 2006-09-19 14:03:20 -------
The technical group in TUG wants this, especially support for scanners and
webcams. 
------- Comment #5 From cendio 2008-01-30 21:31:15 -------
Windows 2008 includes a solution, sort of: From 
http://www.brianmadden.com/content/article/Microsofts-Complete-Longhorn-Terminal-Server-Feature-List:

"Redirection of Plug-n-Play devices with UDMF drivers. In Terminal Services for
Longhorn, Microsoft is taking a different approach to client device
redirection. Instead of trying to write a client redirection engine for every
single type of
client device (drives, ports, printers, etc.), Microsoft is writing a more
generic redirection engine that can make almost any PnP device on the client
available within a remote Terminal Server session. The catch is that the client
device will need to have a UMDF (?user mode driver framework?) compliant drive.
Does this mean that Terminal Server will support USB redirection? Generically
you could say ?yes,? Longhorn will have USB redirection, but the full answer is
?yes? there will be USB redirection ?if? the device has a UMDF driver. The
other caveat is that Microsoft has not yet finalized the specific set of UMDF
device classes that will be supported for redirection, so this won?t
necessarily work for every single device."

See also http://www.thinlincusergroup.se/forum/teknik/74208857. 
------- Comment #6 From cendio 2008-02-05 09:45:25 -------
http://www.usb-server.com/ is also interesting. 
------- Comment #7 From cendio 2011-08-24 11:43:55 -------
Will be in Fedora 16:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/UsbNetworkRedirection
------- Comment #9 From cendio 2014-10-13 10:11:59 -------
Tangentially related; USB/IP is now in the 3.17 kernel.

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=96c2737716d586a218bc795fcb79d2e2b6003081
------- Comment #12 From cendio 2017-06-12 13:16:52 -------
It seems like this will also be possible in JavaScript:

https://wicg.github.io/webusb/
------- Comment #15 From 2019-02-11 10:37:36 -------
USB support on the LAN or the Internet can be achieved using third-party
software. On the example of https://www.eltima.com/products/usb-over-ethernet/,
which runs on Linux, MacOs and Windows.