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    can samba share a usb device?

    I would like to be able to use my usb devices (scanner and palm) on a windows 2000 or 2003 terminal server. I'm running mandrake linux 10.0 with rdesktop. Is it possible?
    what if the scanner and palm were on a serial port connection?

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    Samba shares filesystems, not devices, so unless your USB device contains a mountable filesystem, Samba can't do anything for you.

    In your case, you scanner is NOT a mountable filesystem, and your palm may or may not be, but I have no idea what filesystem type it actually uses, and whether or not *nix can handle it.
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