Is USB over ethernet possible

Derek Broughton news at
Sun May 11 18:50:22 UTC 2008

Chris G wrote:

> On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 05:48:52PM +0200, Marc wrote:

>> I have a litlle box. It says "3COM USB/ethernet adapter".  It works out
>> of the box, no drivers needed. Used it on 100Mhz PC with xubuntu and no
>> eth card.. (but usb ports)
> No, that's not what I want to do.
> Both my Linux boxes have USB hardware, they are connected by an
> Ethernet network.  I want to plug a USB device into one system and be
> able to see it as a USB device on the other system.

Strictly speaking, I think what you are asking for is impossible.  You can
mount a device on the other system, and may be able to export that device
through various means so that it can be used on the other system, but it
will _never_ appear as a USB device.

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