Usb proxy

Craig Perry craig at
Sat Sep 11 13:22:25 PDT 2004

Hi all,

I'm new to the list so best say hi first :o)

I have a blackberry device at the moment, and would be quite interested in synchronising it with my FreeBSD box which runs evolution. This is obviously a long term pipe dream and unlikely to happen anytime soon but I may as well start learning about it.

My question is this, how could I setup my bsd box as a kind of proxy for the usb connection between my windows laptop (which has the blackberry desktop manager software installed), and the blackberry itself?

Ideally I'd like the setup to be along the lines of laptop plugs into usb port on bsd box, blackberry plugs into another usb port on the bsd box, and the bsd box simply passes everything that comes in on one port out on the other, while logging everything to file.

This hopefully over several runs would allow me to reverse engineer the protocol, or am I barking up the wrong tree?


Craig Perry

Kind Regards,

Craig Perry
Technical, Data and Multimedia Support
T-Mobile UK

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