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          saned - SANE network daemon

          saned [ -a [ username ] ] [ -u username ] [ -b address ] [
          -p port ] [ -l ] [ -D ] [ -o ] [ -d n ] [ -e ] [ -h ]

          saned is the SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) daemon that
          allows remote clients to access image acquisition devices
          available on the local host.

          The -l flag requests that saned run in standalone daemon
          mode.  In this mode, saned will listen for incoming client
          connections; inetd(8) is not required for saned operations
          in this mode. The -b flag tells saned to bind to the address
          given.  The -p flags tells saned to listen on the port
          given.  A value of 0 tells saned to pick an unused port.
          The default is the sane-port (6566). The -u flag requests
          that saned drop root privileges and run as the user (and
          group) associated with username after binding.  The -D flag
          will request saned to detach from the console and run in the
          background.  The flag -a is equivalent to the combination of
          -l -B -u username options.

          The -d flag sets the level of saned debug output.  When com-
          piled with debugging enabled, this flag may be followed by a
          number to request more or less debug info.  The larger the
          number, the more verbose the debug output.  E.g., -d128 will
          request output of all debug info.  A level of 0 produces no
          output at all.  The default value is 2.

          The -e flag will divert saned debug output to stderr instead
          of the syslog default.

          The -o flag requests that saned exits after the first client
          disconnects.  This is useful for debugging.

          The -h flag displays a short help message.

          If saned is run from other programs such as inetd(8),
          xinetd(8) and systemd(1), check that program's documentation
          on how to pass command-line options.

          First and foremost: saned is not intended to be exposed to
          the internet or other non-trusted networks. Make sure that
          access is limited by tcpwrappers and/or a firewall setup.
          Don't depend only on saned's own authentication. Don't run

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          saned as root if it's not necessary. And do not install
          saned as setuid root.

          The saned.conf configuration file contains both options for
          the daemon and the access list.

          data_portrange = min_port - max_port
               Specify the port range to use for the data connection.
               Pick a port range between 1024 and 65535; don't pick a
               too large port range, as it may have performance
               issues. Use this option if your saned server is sitting
               behind a firewall. If that firewall is a Linux machine,
               we strongly recommend using the Netfilter
               nf_conntrack_sane module instead.

          data_connect_timeout = timeout
               Specify the time in milliseconds that saned will wait
               for a data connection. Without this option, if the data
               connection is not done before the scanner reaches the
               end of scan, the scanner will continue to scan past the
               end and may damage it depending on the backend. Specify
               zero to have the old behavior. The default is 4000ms.

          The access list is a list of host names, IP addresses or IP
          subnets (CIDR notation) that are permitted to use local SANE
          devices. IPv6 addresses must be enclosed in brackets, and
          should always be specified in their compressed form. Connec-
          tions from localhost are always permitted. Empty lines and
          lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. A line con-
          taining the single character ``+'' is interpreted to match
          any hostname. This allows any remote machine to use your
          scanner and may present a security risk, so this shouldn't
          be used unless you know what you're doing.

          A sample configuration file is shown below:

               # Daemon options
               data_portrange = 10000 - 10100
               # Access list
               # this is a comment

          The case of the host names does not matter, so AHost.COM is
          considered identical to

          For saned to work properly in its default mode of operation,
          it is also necessary to add the appropriate configuration

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          for xinetd(8), inetd(8) or systemd(1) (see below).  Note
          that your inetd(8) must support IPv6 if you want to connect
          to saned over IPv6; xinetd(8), openbsd-inetd(8) and
          systemd(1) are known to support IPv6, check the documenta-
          tion for your inetd(8) daemon.

          In the sections below the configuration for inetd(8),
          xinetd(8) and systemd(1) are described in more detail.

          For the configurations below it is necessary to add a line
          of the following form to /etc/services:

               sane-port 6566/tcp # SANE network scanner daemon

          The official IANA short name for port 6566 is "sane-port".
          The older name "sane" is now deprecated.

          It is required to add a single line to the inetd(8) configu-
          ration file (/etc/inetd.conf)

          The configuration line normally looks like this:

               sane-port stream tcp nowait saned.saned /usr/sbin/saned

          However, if your system uses tcpd(8) for additional security
          screening, you may want to disable saned access control by
          putting ``+'' in saned.conf and use a line of the following
          form in /etc/inetd.conf instead:

               sane-port stream tcp nowait saned.saned /usr/sbin/tcpd

          Note that both examples assume that there is a saned group
          and a saned user.  If you follow this example, please make
          sure that the access permissions on the special device are
          set such that saned can access the scanner (the program gen-
          erally needs read and write access to scanner devices).

          If xinetd(8) is installed on your system instead of inetd(8)
          the following example for /etc/xinetd.conf may be helpful:

               # default: off
               # description: The sane server accepts requests
               # for network access to a local scanner via the
               # network.
               service sane-port

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                  port        = 6566
                  socket_type = stream
                  wait        = no
                  user        = saned
                  group       = saned
                  server      = /usr/sbin/saned

          saned can be compiled with explicit systemd(1)support.This
          will allow logging debugging information to be forwarded to
          the systemd(1) journal. The systemd(1) support requires com-
          pilation with the systemd-devel package installed on the
          system. this is the preferred option.

          saned can be used with systemd(1) without the systemd(1)
          integration compiled in, but then logging of debug informa-
          tion is not supported.

          The systemd(1) configuration is different for the 2 options,
          so both are described below.

     Systemd configuration for saned with systemd
          For systemd(1) configuration we need to add 2 configuration
          files in /etc/systemd/system.

          The first file we need to add here is called saned.socket.
          It shall have the following contents:

               Description=saned incoming socket



          The second file to be added is saned@.service with the fol-
          lowing contents:

               Description=Scanner Service


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               # If you need to debug your configuration uncomment the next line and
               # change it as appropriate to set the desired debug options
               # Environment=SANE_DEBUG_DLL=255 SANE_DEBUG_BJNP=5


          You need to set an environment variable for SANE_CONFIG_DIR
          pointing to the directory where saned can find its configu-
          ration files.  you will have to remove the # on the last
          line and set the variables for the desired debugging infor-
          mation if required.  Multiple variables can be set by sepa-
          rating the assignments by spaces as shown in the example

          Unlike xinetd(8) and inetd(8), systemd(1) allows debugging
          output from backends set using SANE_DEBUG_XXX to be cap-
          tured. See the man-page for your backend to see what options
          are  supported.  With the service unit as described above,
          the debugging output is forwarded to the system log.

     Systemd configuration when saned is compiled
          This configuration will also work when saned is compiled
          WITH systemd(1)integrationsupport,butit information to be

          For systemd(1) configuration for saned, we need to add 2
          configuration files in /etc/systemd/system.

          The first file we need to add here is called saned.socket.
          It is identical to the version for systemd(1) with the sup-
          port compiled in.  It shall have the following contents:

               Description=saned incoming socket



          The second file to be added is saned@.service This one dif-
          fers from the version with systemd(1) integration compiled

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               Description=Scanner Service




               The hosts listed in this file are permitted to access
               all local SANE devices.  Caveat: this file imposes
               serious security risks and its use is not recommended.

               Contains a list of hosts permitted to access local SANE
               devices (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR

               If this file contains lines of the form


               access to the listed backends is restricted. A backend
               may be listed multiple times for different
               user/password combinations. The server uses MD5 hashing
               if supported by the client.

               This environment variable specifies the list of direc-
               tories that may contain the configuration file.  Under
               UNIX, the directories are separated by a colon (`:'),
               under OS/2, they are separated by a semi-colon (`;').
               If this variable is not set, the configuration file is
               searched in two default directories: first, the current
               working directory (".") and then in /etc/sane.d. If the
               value of the environment variable ends with the direc-
               tory separator character, then the default directories
               are searched after the explicitly specified directo-
               ries.  For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to
               "/tmp/config:" would result in directories tmp/config,

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               ., and /etc/sane.d being searched (in this order).

          sane(7), scanimage(1), xscanimage(1), xcam(1), sane-dll(5),
          sane-net(5), sane-backendname(5)," inetd(8), xinetd(8),

          David Mosberger

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