Talkback for article: 196, March2001

Install a fax server the easy way

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From: Vinn [ date: 2001-04-15 ]

Several years ago I had to configure a Linux fax server. It sucked.
I've used several commercial products for other Unix OS's and had
great results (notably VSI-FAX). These were just appearing for Linux
as I was setting this up and I was leary of using beta commercial products
in a production environment. So I turned to the open source programs.
Every single one was a pain in the ass to configure. Hylafax probably
worked the best when configured, efax was the easiest to set up. It
really hurt my head working on that project, and I consider myself
pretty good sys admin. Very rarely will I recommend commercial server
software, but in the fax arena I would.
From: Christoph <mine(at)iname.com> [ date: 2001-04-16 ]
Why go through all of this???

Use Debian and do

apt-get install hylafax

From: Dennis de Weerd <linux(at)169.nu> [ date: 2001-04-16 ]
Very interesting article. A while ago i considered setting up a fax-server for home use, and this article is exactly what i need to set it up quickly.
Thank you.
From: Milen <milend(at)ansco.com> [ date: 2002-01-07 ]
Hello!

I found the article "The Easy Fax Server"
(http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/March2001/article196.shtml)
I installed HylaFAX 4.1 server on RedHat 7.2 .
I followed all steps in the article and I created on my WinNT server
new HP 4 PS printer, I started also Respond but
when i tryed to send a fax from Wordpad i did not get
any "Respond" .(I expected to be asked at least for the
phone number).

I was able to send faxes from the linux machine where the HylaFAX fax server is
installed but I could not send from my Windows NT box.

So what I can do if "Respond" does not seem to work?

Can anyone help me?

Best Regards:
Milen

From: ida <ieda800130(at)yahoo.com> [ date: 2002-06-04 ]
how to install HylaFAX program in linux??????
can u tell me the all information right now......
please......
From: Arie Kraai <info(at)persijn.net> [ date: 2003-01-23 ]
Very good and short article!

However, I found 1 error: if the -D flag on faxgetty is supplied, 10 faxgetty processes were spawned on my Debian box....
Omitting the -D flag is the solution. Be sure to check your processes!

Mzzlz, Arie
From: Dietmar Zoller [ date: 2003-02-26 ]
Wenn man schon stunden sucht, freut man sich über deutsche Seiten
Geholfen hat mir:
-modemprobe
-passende Datei aus .../config rüberkopieren
UND der String RingsBeforeAnswer!
Danke
From: thehummingfish@comcast.net [ date: 2003-03-04 ]
if this is suppose to be easy, I'll look for a hard > one!!!!!!!!!!!thanks anyway..................
From: galettazarai <galettazarai2001(at)yahoo.fr> [ date: 2003-04-28 ]
oh my gooooood!!
3 week fighting against the hylafax's clients.
hylafax works perfectly, but respond don't send me box dialog to enter th number for the fax destination.
i configure the printfax-1.5.0.pl for hylafax..reconfigure my smb.conf..reconfigure my printfax...rrrrreeconfigure the winxp of the office and nothing....
my configuration fax is hylafax.4.15 debian woody 2.4.6 respond 1.5...
i try w2hfax is the same problem no dialog box...
cypheus works but not his clearfax..
and whfc work but my boss don't want this client....
...we are live in a yellow submarine...:)
From: galettazarai <galettazarai2001(at)yahoo.fr> [ date: 2004-06-11 ]
the time is a good friend like google.....


From: hubert <info(at)martinpecheur.com> [ date: 2004-11-22 ]
Dear Sir

this is what you write on your website regarding mass mailing (large number of faxes to be sent)
pls let me know if you found a solution for that (can we rely hylafax to outlook or to lotus?)

hubert chenede
LE MARTIN PECHEUR

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the former article is this
The drawback of this method is that you have to install StarOffice on the fax server :-( Fax Mailing through the network using respond is not straightforward with StarOffice because a fax number must be entered manually for every recipient!
I am investigating at the moment an alternative solution

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