Fax App Recommendations

Robert H. Perry rperry at gti.net
Wed Nov 30 06:08:15 GMT 2005

Robert H. Perry wrote:
> Currently running FreeBSD RELEASE 5.4 and a MultiTech Voice/Data/Fax 
> modem for dialup internet service on a server-type machine.  I also run 
> another machine with 3 operating systems (FreeBSD 5.4, Suse 9.2, and 
> Windows XP).
> My original objective was to install Hylafax on the server and share it 
> with the other 3 systems.
> I ran into a couple of errors early on and seeked some help from the 
> mailing list.  Got one response suggesting I reinstall the app from source.
> I don't have a lot expertise with modems and facsimiles so I'm 
> considering starting with something a little less complex.  Can anyone 
> recommend a fax app for a "newbie"?
> Thnx,
> Bob Perry
I was preparing to respond to a reply when Thunderbird sent the original 
to never-never-land.  Sorry.  Here's the problem I encountered.

> I was running the sendfax command to test my installation and received an unexpected error message.  I used the command taken from the sendfax man page as follows:
> "sendfax -n -d (destination fax#) /etc/passwd
> "sendfax: no files to send
> "usage:..." 

I reran it using the -x <debug> option and the message indicated:

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