usbipd man page

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.
-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

   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.

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February 2009 usbip System Administration Utilities