[LAU] netjack2: Is there some documentation somewhere?

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat Jan 19 20:18:25 UTC 2013

I am trying to set up a netjack2 link from one computer to another. I have
found a number of netjack related things in /usr/bin.

There is jack_net_master and jack_net_slave... no man page for either and
the help options ( -h) don't say much either. I have tried any combination
of IP in both ends (4 in total) but it is always waiting for a connection.
Ping works both ways.

There is also jack_netsource... this one has a man page which suggests a
setup like:

       On hostA:

              jackd -d alsa
              jack_netsource -H hostB -n1 -i4 -o4 -I0 -O0

       On hostB:

              jackd -d net

So having replaced the word hostB with thge IP of hostB still gets me no
connection though the ports do show up in the connection dialog on the
master side (hostA). (nothing on hostB)

Google... gets me the idea of doing:

   pc master:
   jackd -d alsa
   jack_load netmanager

   jackd -d net -C 2 -P 2

Listening on '' Is what I get.... ifconfig shows:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:95:5e:1a:4c
          inet addr:

So I am not sure where the comes from or how it is possible
for the netmanager to be "listening" on that port.

One of the pages points to:


Which gives me errors... the main jack page says trac is down since
December... so that is no help either.

My setup is:

hostA(audio IF I want to use)-----switch-----hostB
                                    -------rest of LAN

Right now I just want a connection. Then I can play with other settings.

Len Ovens

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