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How To Modify Your Gnu/Linux Box To Serve As A USB Over IP Server

There was a long time that I was looking for a way to put away my old co CRM server! But why? Because I had installed a virtualization environment with Xen and all my servers are turned to small VPS on a nice pretty infrastructure. The base point was that the CRM had a USB/Lock and there was no way to take the lock under a virtualized VPS.

The commercial way is to use a USBoverIP hardware which will have a cost at about 100$ for a 2 port USB support, up to 500$ or more … 

Huuum, let’s finish the story!

Open Source  ways are always here 😉

There is a good open source project available on the following link:

http://usbip.sourceforge.net/

which turns your Linux Box as a USB server to serve USB devices over IP for both GnuLinux and MS-Windows Clients.

This will come in handy.

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