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Discussion HylaFAX, an advanced open source fax server. Fax sending and receiving is very time critical. There has been numerous cases where a setup is fine but the virtual environment causes failures that are hard to diagnose.

Initial Configuration run the faxsetup utility to begin configuring hylafax. Assuming there were no errors, you will see a menu like the following: HylaFAX configuration senxfax are: Restarting HylaFAX server processes.

You have a HylaFAX scheduler process running. Can I terminate sendrax faxq senddax [yes]? Press enter to answer yes faxsetup then asks permission to restart the hylafax server process. Press enter to answer yes Since we have not set up a modem already, faxsetup will prompt you to run ‘faxaddmodem’. Press enter to answer yes Enter hylavax device name of the serial port your fax-modem is attached to make sure your modem is connected to serial port not the parallel port.

Next you’ll be prompted for quite a few values. For most of them, you can accept the default values by pressing Enter.

The values you’ll want to enter are: For a fax to email gateway, the defaults are acceptable, but if you want to share files directly out of the fax queue with a FTP or HTTP server, other permissions may be desirable. Press Enter to accept them. If this step fails, there is a likely a communication problem with your modem.

sendfax(1) – Linux man page

Examine possible remedies in the Common Errors Hylafxa. Even if your modem supports both Class 1 and Class 2 you should set it to Class 1 to ensure compatibility with all fax machines.

You will then be asked for values specific to the modem. Just press Enter to accept the default values as they are a result of the modem query and the class you selected. You’ll then be prompted to confirm these values by pressing Enter. The non-default scheduler values will then be displayed followed by a confirmation prompt. Make sure all these values are correct. If they are not, answer No and correct any erroneous values.

sendfax(1) – Linux man page

Note that you may want to increase the time value for “Timeout when converting? PostScript documents” if you fax long documents. You can just press Enter to accept the default values. If you are only configuring one fax-modem, answer no when asked if you want to configure another modem. Otherwise, answer yesand perform the above faxaddmodem related steps again.


Next, accept the default yes answer to run faxmodem on your newly configured modem to verify settings.

You should now be returned to the shell prompt. If you want to manually edit the files that contain these settings, use your favorite editor on the ‘config’ and ‘config. Sending a fax from the command line To test our newly installed fax server, we’re going to send a text file to a remote fax machine. To send a fax from the command line, run the following command: If you are not allowing local network senddfax to use this fax server, you can skip hyafax section.

Access Controls To allow users on the local network access to the fax server, you can use a subnet wide rule to let everyone use it, or select individual addresses. For example, if your using a network has addresses in the range Likewise, if your using a network containing addresses in the range You can enter as “wide” of a network address as you like, sendrax multiple narrower address entries.

If you’d like to restrict access to specific users you can enter their individual IP addresses. When done, save the file and exit the editor.

It should be something like dept1: FaxDispatch FaxDispatch is a custom script that one can create for Hylafax to specify nonstandard delivery options. FaxDispatch file – routes all inbound faxes to myemail emailaddy. Configuring Email to Fax with Exim The email becomes the first page and all attachments will be sent as additional pages, however handling of the attachments is not perfect, in particular jpeg.

For hylafxa results use PDFs as they seem to be processed reliably and are already paper sized. Fax recipients must have addresses in this format: You install it Gfax by: This needs to be tested but: Now i can do fax from OpenOffice, TextEditor, etc.

Install GFax from apt-get install gfax 2. I hope you know how to do it. Try fax an openoffice document 1st time i try fax with Fax Printer, it hang. Windows On windows you would use this Win print Hylafax software. You can download it at http: Download program called WHFC which will tell you the status of the hylafax servers. Bus Device Special Hylafax configuration does not appear to be necessary. Under Debian Squeeze this is plug-and-play.

Hylafax’s faxaddmodem seemed to have configured it correctly. Adding a Dial Prefix To configure HylaFax to dial a number and pause before dialing the requested number, use your favorite text editor to add the following line to your config. The commadial modifier causes the modem to pause while dialing ATD9, Pause and wait for dial tone: The W causes most modems to wait for a dial tone before dialing the number following it.


Multiple Incoming Fax Lines Configuring a multi-port serial PCI card There’s really no limit to the number of serial cards Linux can support, but there is a kernel configuration parameter for the number of supported serial ports. If you connect more modems or when you buy sendfxa serial pci card you will want to know which ttyS port they are using. You can do it by: This program will let you control serial port better. Plug hyladax your modems and Run: FaxNotify When fax fails to send, user gets an email notifying of a failure.

Default is to just sent an email with a job number. Everything External, check the position of jumper switch 2. Failure to receive silence Added to config. Run the hylacax command again and add the delay. No Dial Tone Adding dial string 9 then pause then number senffax config file solved the problem See “PBX, Dial 9 before number” section and if you need more details on options see http: Look into logs to determine if this is sendfx case in your setup.

See if these are busy signal. For some reason busy hy,afax gets labeled as no carrier detected. Because USR modem doesn’t have the un-wedged option as the Mainpine modem, you have to tell hylafax to try to set it up more then default 2 times. Add this to your config. I was getting following logs which I will include here for reference.

The driver found the fourth port on the card, but couldn’t use it because all four ports ttyS0-ttyS3 were already in use that’s what the “” error means. You can list your pci cards by doing the following. This will show you all pci cards. Look for the one that mentions serial lspci -v These are mine: We do it by adding the Minor versions can be omitted.

sendfax parameters for HylaFax – Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

The maximum number of the serial ports you can set the kernel boot to is 16,if you need more, kernel 2. Tools Archive Faxes If you have a need to archive each fax by date, there is a script that does just that. The extension it should use.

And a folder where the faxes are. Change “tif” to the extension you are using for hlafax your faxes. If you just need to run it once. This command will do. Type it or do a database query. Issue this command sendfax -z batchfaxnumbers. And to enable enough time for it to send we can issue this command which will use ttyS0 modem and will expire in 24 hours.

HylaFAX scheduler on localhost.