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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. The clients authorised to connect may be configured as documented in hosts_access(5).


-4, --ipv4

Bind to IPv4. Default is both.

-6, --ipv6

Bind to IPv6. Default is both.

-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 running on an authorised host can connect and use exported devices.


server:# modprobe usbip

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.



February 2009 usbip