aseqnet - ALSA sequencer connectors over network


   aseqnet [remotehost]


   aseqnet  is  an  ALSA  sequencer  client which sends and receives event
   packets over network.  Suppose two hosts connected by network, hostA as
   a  server  and  hostB  as  a client.  The ALSA sequencer system must be
   running on both hosts.  For creating the server port, run the following
   on hostA:

       hostA% aseqnet
       sequencer opened: 128:0

   Then  a  user  client 128 with port 0 was opened on hostA.  (The client
   number may vary.)  For creating the (network-)client port, run  aseqnet
   with the hostname of the server:

       hostB% aseqnet hostA
       sequencer opened: 132:0

   Now  all events sent to hostA:128:0 are transferred to hostB:132:0, and
   vice versa.

   The ports created by  aseqnet  can  be  connected  arbitrary  to  other
   sequencer  ports  via aconnect(1).  For example, to connect hostB:132:0
   to a MIDI output device 65:0:

       hostB% aconnect 132:0 65:0

   Then events to  hostA:128:0  will  be  delivered  to  hostB:65:0.   The
   following command plays MIDI on hostB.

       hostA% pmidi -p 128:0 foo.mid

   The  multiple  clients may exist simultaneously.  If hostC is connected
   as a client to hostA, events from from hostA are sent to all  connected
   network clients, i.e. hostB and hostC.  However, only one connection is
   allowed from a client to a server.

   To disconnect network, stop all clients  before  server  by  ctrl-C  or
   sending signal to them.  The server will automatically quit.


   -p port
          Specify the TCP port number or TCP service name.

   -s addr
          Subscribe to the given address for read automatically.

   -d addr
          Subscribe to the given address for write automatically.

   -v     Verbose mode.


   aconnect(1), pmidi(1)


   Takashi Iwai <>.

                            January 1, 2000                     aseqnet(1)


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