Making the Premier Open-Source Fax Management System Even Better
v4.2.2, 19 Oct 2005This is a detailed guide to HylaFAX installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
One of the most common customizations that is performed on HylaFAX installations is that of changing faxrcvd from the default. This is to be considered normal. Each business or fax user seems to have a unique way of getting information to its recipients as well as the manner of presentation. Faxes are no different.
A default faxrcvd configuration from the HylaFAX installation will e-mail a notification of the received fax to FaxMaster. The notification will appear similar to this:
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2005 05:23:30 -0600 To: FaxMaster@faxserver.mydomain.com From: The HylaFAX Receive AgentIf etc/hosts.hfaxd and RecvFileMode are configured for your access, then you should be able to view or retrieve the fax image or the CommID file by following the listed ftp link.
Subject: facsimile received from recvq/fax00008.tif (ftp://faxserver.mydomain.com:4559/recvq/fax00008.tif): Sender: Remote Fax ID Pages: 1 Quality: Fine Page: ISO A4 Received: 2005:10:20 05:23:23 TimeToRecv: 0:13 SignalRate: 14400 bit/s DataFormat: JBIG ErrCorrect: Yes CallID1: 8005551212 CallID2: Caller ID Name CallID3: 4475658 ReceivedOn: ttyS0 CommID: c00000010 (ftp://faxserver.mydomain.com:4559/log/c00000010)
By using this procedure, the default mail will be sent with the fax image attached to that notification mail.
Create the file
/var/spool/hylafax/etc/FaxDispatch) so that it contains the following lines:
tifas you desire.
Note that because TIFF and PDF are binary file types, metamail, uuencode, or some other encoding program must be installed - faxsetup must be run following the installation of one of these in order to properly update setup.cache.