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I have a Linux (Ubuntu Server) box with a device (Panasonic PBX) connected to it via USB. On my host I have Linux (Ubuntu, desktop).

Can I transparently forward that USB device from Server to Desktop in order to maintain it locally?

That software does not work under Linux, so locally I have a VirtualBoxed Windows with PBX Maintenance software. I'd like VirtualBox to think that PBX is connected locally :)

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Any other suggestions? – kolypto Mar 17 '11 at 2:25
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You can use USB/IP: it does not encrypt the traffic (don't expose sensitive data/devices to the internet!) but works like a charm.

Here's a usb/ip tutorial on how to set it up

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