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USBIP(8) System Administration Utilities USBIP(8)

usbip - manage USB/IP devices

usbip [options] <command> <args>

On a USB/IP server, devices can be listed, bound, and unbound using this program. On a USB/IP client, devices exported by USB/IP servers can be listed, attached and detached.


Print debugging information.


Log to syslog.

--tcp-port PORT

Connect to PORT on remote host (used for attach and list --remote).


Show version and exit.

help [command]

Print the program help message, or help on a specific command, and then exit.

attach --remote=<host> --busid=<bus_id>

Attach a remote USB device.

detach --port=<port>

Detach an imported USB device.

bind --busid=<busid>

Make a device exportable.

unbind --busid=<busid>

Stop exporting a device so it can be used by a local driver.

list --remote=<host>

List USB devices exported by a remote host.

list --local

List local USB devices.

client:# usbip list --remote=server - List devices exported by remote server.

client:# modprobe vhci-hcd

client:# usbip attach --remote=server --busid=1-2 - Connect the remote USB device.

client:# usbip detach --port=0 - Detach the usb device.

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