Simple questions: is there a way to scan a parallel port on windows XP. A command from the cmd would be great.

in other words, is there a netstats for parallel ports?

thank you very much!

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    What do you mean by "scan", and is this programming related?
    – Mark
    Aug 18 '10 at 18:58
  • I just want to see the status of the port, to see if there is an other application trying to use this port.
    – Nick
    Aug 18 '10 at 19:00
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    Check this SO post stackoverflow.com/questions/2386169/…
    – Nix
    Aug 18 '10 at 19:06

Try to open the port exclusively via CreateFile - if it fails, you know somebody else is using it.

  • Hi Paul, thank you for your answer. Sorry for the huge delay I didn't know my question magrated to serverfault.com
    – Nick
    Oct 17 '10 at 15:32
  • I'll try this soon!
    – Nick
    Oct 17 '10 at 15:33

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