USB Webcam Server on Freebsd ?

Peter Ulrich Kruppa root at
Tue Nov 18 04:29:31 PST 2003

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 jdroflet at wrote:

> I see it's been asked in the past but can't find any good answers.
> A VP wants to set up a webcam to take pictures of some new construction
> and put them on a web server.
Since I was one of the people, who asked and never got an answer,
I would advice you to be careful, before you buy anything.
Try to find out, what linux-hackers do about this, and then have
a look at the FreeBSD release notes, if the kind of hardware they
use is supported.


> Could this be done inexpensively with a Logitech or Creative USB Webcam
> plugged into a FreeBSD box do both the capture and serve the picture
> pages ?
> I don't think it would matter if it captured stills or could stream.
> Does anyone have any experience with the ports out there ?
> Thanks in advance, Jay.
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