Fax App Recommendations

Robert H. Perry rperry at gti.net
Wed Nov 30 06:11:40 GMT 2005

Robert H. Perry wrote:
> 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

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

"WARNING: are you sure that this is a G3 fax file? Doesn't seem to be..."

My understanding is that sendfax automatically converts ASCII-text 
documents through to the server, so I'm a little confused.  Before 
responding, please also understand that I know very little about modems, 
and facsimiles. Don't assume anything please.

Bob Perry

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