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    Sharing a device over network

    I'm wondering, is it possible to share hardware, i.e. a webcam (/dev/video0), as a device, on one computer and mount the whole thing on another. Then loading the correct module on the second computer. Just think of the network as a long cable between the webcam and the first computer.

    Give me your thoughts on this.

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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    St. Petersburg, FL
    Well, you could setup a VNC connection between the boxes, and just use the webcam over the network that way, or setup an SSH to forward "X" packets to share the X Server that way, and try using the webcam that way. Or are you saying almost like "mounting it" NFS-style? AFAIK this would not be possible, as it's not a block device and cannot be mounted like a disk drive, if you catch my drift?
    Hope this makes sense,

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