I have a low-powered networked Ubuntu pc next to my tv. I also have a Humax PVR. The PVR has an option to record to a USB drive instead of its internal disk.
I'd like recording to be accessible on the network so I was wondering if it's possible to get a USB male-to-male (A-to-A) lead, connect Ubuntu to PVR and have Ubuntu pretend to be a USB disk.
I've see this the other way around. The Nokia N8** tablets were natively just seen as disks but with some hacking could be USB hosts.
One side-note: I have other USB devices, plugged into the Ubuntu machine, that need to to work as usual.
Edit: I'm open to hardware solutions but I'd rather not have to buy a NAS that has USB and Ethernet to sit in the middle. Is a USB File Transfer Cable (or similar) an option?