Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: January 1, 2000
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aseqnet - ALSA sequencer connectors over network
is an ALSA sequencer client which sends and receives event packets
Suppose two hosts connected by network,
as a server
as a client.
The ALSA sequencer system must be running on both hosts.
For creating the server port, run the following on hostA:
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
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
The ports created by
can be connected arbitrary to other sequencer ports via
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
hostA% pmidi -p 128:0 foo.mid
The multiple clients may exist simultaneously. If
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.
Takashi Iwai <email@example.com>.
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