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usbipd - USB/IP server daemon

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usbipd - USB/IP server daemon


usbipd [ options]


usbipd provides USB/IP clients access to exported USB devices.
Devices have to explicitly be exported using usbip bind before usbipd makes them available to other hosts.
The daemon accepts connections from USB/IP clients on TCP port 3240 by default. The clients authorised to connect may be configured as documented in hosts_access(5).


-4, --ipv4
Bind to IPv4. Default is both.
-6, --ipv6
Bind to IPv6. Default is both.
-D, --daemon
Run as a daemon process.
-d, --debug
Print debugging information.
-PFILE, --pid FILE
Write process id to FILE.
If no FILE specified, use /var/run/
-tPORT, --tcp-port PORT
Listen on TCP/IP port PORT.
-h, --help
Print the program help message and exit.
-v, --version
Show version.


usbipd offers no authentication or authorization for USB/IP. Any USB/IP client running on an authorised host can connect and use exported devices.


server:# modprobe usbip

server:# usbipd -D
- Start usbip daemon.

server:# usbip list --local
- List driver assignments for usb devices.

server:# usbip bind --busid=1-2
- Bind usbip-host.ko to the device of busid 1-2.
- A usb device 1-2 is now exportable to other hosts!
- Use 'usbip unbind --busid=1-2' when you want to shutdown exporting and use the device locally.


February 2009 usbip