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USB device sharing system over IP network
USB/IP is a system for sharing USB devices over the network.
To share USB devices between computers with their full
functionality, USB/IP encapsulates "USB requests" into IP
packets and transmits them between computers.
Original USB device drivers and applications can be used
for remote USB devices without any modification of them. A
computer can use remote USB devices as if they were
directly attached.
Currently USB/IP provides no access control or encryption.
It should only be used in trusted environments.
USB/IP requires kernel support which is included in Linux
kernels 2.6.28 or newer.
This package provides the server component 'usbipd' and the
client tool 'usbip'.
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