Saving scanned document

Jerry jerry at
Tue Jul 23 17:14:50 UTC 2013

I have a Brother MFC-9560CDW printer. The printer is hooked up wireless
to the router. From the router it is connected via Ethernet cable to my
FreeBSD machine. I also have four Microsoft machines on the network.
They are all networked together wireless.

Now, the five computers can all see each other and I can print to the
printer, using CUPS from my FreeBSD machine. The problem is with
scanning. I don't expect to be able to access the scanning features of
the printer via the FreeBSD machine. There is no software available for
it. However, I would like to be able to scan directly from the scanner
into my FreeBSD machine. At present, I can scan and save from the
scanner to any of my Microsoft machines. The scanner does not even
"see" the FreeBSD machine, so it cannot save a scan to it.

Brother makes software for some *.nix distributions, but not FreeBSD.
Their support network said that they cannot assist me. Presently my
only option is to save to a Microsoft machine, whether or not I
intended to use the document on that machine, and then transfer it to
the FreeBSD machine.

Does anyone know of a way of getting the scanner to "see" the FreeBSD
machine and saving a file to it?

Jerry ♔

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