Remote network scanner is not being detected in "scanimage -L" although being published through avahi (karmic)
The problem is as following: I got a HP 4400c USB Scanner connected to one machine (running karmic 64). The scanner is identified (scanimage -L) and used (xsane) without a problem. I was also able to make it accessible to another machine (also running karmic 64) by configuring saned on the server and net.conf on the client, and then solving the udev permissions issue, which seems to be mentioned in a few other bug reports - not relevant to this bug (I think).
However, later I tried to make the remote machine detect the remote scanner automatically, through avahi - without having the saned server's IP address written manually to net.conf on the client machine. That didn't work. I verified that saned on the machine with the scanner publishes a proper service messahe in avahi - and it does. However neither "scanimage -L" nor xsane are able to detect the remote scanner.
So, my question is - is the sane client configured with avahi support at all? If not - is that intentional?
The package I report this bug on is sane-utils (because of scanimage).
Date: Sun Jan 17 21:07:14 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
Package: sane-utils 1.0.20-4ubuntu3
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic x86_64