USB/IP project are working on a protocol to enable the mapping of USB devices over a network.
There are loads of great opportunities this provides:
- USB keyboards/mice across multiple systems – virtual KVM (although DesktopRover (win32) and x2VNC (win32/*nix) are both good, stable alternatives)
- USB Printers
- USB Webcams
This is such a great idea, and I’m surprised it hasn’t been thought of before (maybe it has, if so let me know!).
They have only made a pre-alpha release for linux – but I’m sure this is a project worth watching.
I imagine that when we see more of these, then it’ll just be a matter of time before some sort of USB network router/hub becomes available.
tis a a great idea, this. 😉
I’d thought of this idea years ago.
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