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
>> 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"?
>> 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.
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