I'd like to pipe data in and out to a lpt (parallel IEEE 1284) port on another machine, to remotely use a device. Can it be done in a common unix-y system? I have ubuntu 12.04. :)
I was thinking something like:
machine A, terminal 1:
nc -l 1234 > /dev/lpt0
machine B, terminal 1:
nc 192.168.1.100 1234 < /dev/lpt0
and on second terminals:
machine A, terminal 2:
nc 192.168.1.100 4321 < /dev/lpt0
machine B, terminal 2:
nc -l 4321 > /dev/lpt0
I don't know if this is a sound way to do this.
How to communicate with parallel ports remotely?