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    Arrow Fax server

    has anyone setup a Ubuntu Fax Server.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks

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    Re: Fax server

    To setup a fax server you need to install hylafax, it is available in the repositories. There is a howto here:

    http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~piavka/hylafax-howto/

    Be sure you have a modem that is supported by linux.

    Jim

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    Re: Fax server

    ok thanks I will try this. I have an 2 older external fax/modems that I use to use in the old BBS days. Yes they still work. My Hayes is 14400 and my GVC is 28.8k. I will just connect one of them to the serial port and see if it gets recognized.

    The idea is to be able to receive faxes (usually 8.5 x 14 legal) size and have the fax server email them to myself where I can open and print on my laser printer. It's hard to find a SOHO affordable fax machine that will support 8.5 x 14 legal size incoming faxes.

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Fax server

    just tried to install it, but it does not seem to. I found this site with distros already prepared:

    http://people.ifax.com/~aidan/apt/dists/

    it seems that there exists precompiled versions for all Ubuntu except Hardy Heron 8.04 that I am running. Do I need to scale back a version or just install on a newer machine with feisty fawn or other.

    any suggestions?

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    Re: Fax server

    Not sure what you have tried so far but I just installed the server yesterday. Provided your modem is compatible with Linux then you can install hylafax from the repositories:
    Code:
    #sudo apt-get install hylafax-server
    After which you will need to configure hylafax using faxsetup script.

    Code:
    #sudo faxsetup
    The faxsetup should prompt you to run faxaddmodem and take you through the setup but if it doesn't run faxaddmodem from the command line and it will help you configure it.

    Once completed restart hylafax and you should be able to send and receive faxes.

    Code:
    #sudo /etc/init.d/hylafax stop
    #sudo /etc/init.d/hylafax start
    I haven't configured it to redirect mail but that should get you started. There is plenty of documentation at the hylafax site that will help you do what you are asking http://www.hylafax.org/content/Documentation

    Hope that helps

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    Re: Fax server

    Quote Originally Posted by guitarman View Post
    just tried to install it, but it does not seem to. I found this site with distros already prepared:

    http://people.ifax.com/~aidan/apt/dists/

    it seems that there exists precompiled versions for all Ubuntu except Hardy Heron 8.04 that I am running. Do I need to scale back a version or just install on a newer machine with feisty fawn or other.

    any suggestions?
    Check out:
    http://www.aboutdebian.com/fax.htm

    To chat with your modem on /dev/ttyS0, use cu or minicom, e.g.,

    Code:
    cu -l /dev/ttyS0
    It should say connected. To see which classes your modem supports, type

    Code:
    at+fclass=?
    Then enter

    To exit cu, type "~~." then enter

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    Re: Fax server

    This link may be help you:

    http://www.howtoforge.org/forums/showthread.php?t=41911

    Good luck!!!

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    Re: Fax server, cu busy

    cu -l /dev/ttyACM0

    when running the above I get

    cu: open (/dev/ttyACM0): Permission denied
    cu: ttyACM0: Line in use

    I have even logged in as superuser under karmic

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Fax server

    Have you listed yourself as a modem user? Also you may need to set up PPP. Dialup networking on Ubuntu is not user friendly as it is on Puppy Linux for instance. That being said I set up dialup on many different variations of Ubuntu , never a fax though. I have some notes somewhere on the subject if you still have trouble. Another solution is to use on online fax service, they work quite well in my opinion.You might try setting up gnome-ppp from the local depositories and confiqure ppp just to see if you have the permissions correctly set.If faxing
    with Ubuntu Puppy has a .pet {click to install} file for efax here: http://www.puppylinuxfaq.org/how-to9...re/pet/106.htm Puppy is a nobrainer to setup for dialup and it flies on 256mb of ram and is fast on 128mb even on an ancient P3. You can also run it off a flashdrive as the laptop I am using now has no HDD. I love Ubuntu on my desktop with 2 gigs of ram but it will not run well on my lappie rd

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