USBIP(8) System Administration Utilities USBIP(8)

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.

-4, --ipv4

Bind to IPv4. Default is both.

-6, --ipv6

Bind to IPv6. Default is both.

-e, --device

Run in device mode. Rather than drive an attached device, create a virtual UDC to bind gadgets to.

-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 can connect and use exported devices.

server:# modprobe usbip-host

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.

The following example shows the usage of device mode

server:# modprobe usbip-vudc
- Use /sys/class/udc/ interface.
- usbip-host is independent of this module.

server:# usbipd -e -D
- Start usbip daemon in device mode.

server:# modprobe g_mass_storage file=/tmp/tmp.img
- Bind a gadget to usbip-vudc.
- in this example, a mass storage gadget is bound.

server:# usbip list --device
- List gadgets exported by local usbipd server.

server:# modprobe -r g_mass_storage
- Unbind a gadget from usbip-vudc.
- in this example, the previous mass storage gadget is unbound.


February 2009 usbip