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Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« on: January 29, 2007, 09:30:12 PM »
Thank you everybody for all of you help and this install had made a LOT of progress. Below are the findings of all of the people that have suggested. Please note that the next phase (adding clients) - email to fax would seem to be the next issue.

1. How do you add users the correct way? (see below)
2. How do you change Hylafax to allow e-mail to fax?

1/25/07

Given the problems a few people seem to be having with the current Hylafax howto - I have done the following based on a new server I have built.
Download the most current version from here and place the file in the /usr/sbin folder.

Install via the following command and it will install all of the required packages for you.

# yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall hylafax-4.3.1-1rhel4.i386.rpm (as of 1/25/07)

Make sure that your modem is plugged into the serial port and turned on.

After the install, the system will ask you to reboot. Before you reboot the system, run the /usr/sbin/faxsetup command and answer the questions as required.

NOTE: When I answered the questions, I accepted the defaults on most everything except the area code and telephone number of the fax line.
 
Take note of your modem tty and substitute within the inittab template to suit your setup. My modem is on ttyS0. (The first serial port is ttyS0 and the second is ttyS1) Internal Modems most likely will not work.

Issue the commands:

signal-event post-upgrade
signal-event reboot

Run the following commands. Watch out for line wrapping.

Commands:

# mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab
# cd  /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab
# echo 'fax:23457:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttyS0' >> 85hylafax
# /sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/inittab
# ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/hylafax /etc/rc.d/rc7.d/S95hylafax


Reboot and you should be okay.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The above was tested on SME 7.1 as of  1/25/07 and seems to be working.

Now for the great unknown!

You will need to add a user to the system so your client software
will see you and let you use the fax server.

Use Putty to gain command line access (or what-ever you use) and from the command line, issue the following command ( enter your name and password instead of the X's)

useradd -u 100 XXXXXXX -p xxxxxxxxxx

or are you supposed to use;
faxadduser -a XXXXXXX -p XXXXXXXXXX -u 190 XXXXXXXX

Do we need to revise any scripts to alert the email program that .fax goes somewhere else?

I wish someone would (besides me ) write out what they did to make this fax program work. The server side is one thing but the client is YET another.

This is as far as I got!

If anyone wishes to add to this, please add away. I would like to hear from people that have install a client and what they did to do it.

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 10:01:40 PM »
Ok, I think I can you help, since I developed a Hylafax client.

Download the Client Software from:

http://www.hylafax-client.de

Login on your SME Server with putty and make a new faxuser:

faxadduser -p password username

Password is your Password and Username is your Username :wink:
Now install the HylaFAX-Client and restart the Windows Computer.
After this, you start the HylaFAX-Client and insert your Values:

Server IP:  Your SME Server IP
Port: 4559
Username: Your Username
Passord: Your Password

That's it! :D

Now you can send faxes from all your windows application with a HylaFAX printer.

yythoss

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 10:04:28 PM »
I have it installed in 03 different locations and work without problems for me in every instance:
Code: [Select]

#!/bin/sh
wget -c ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/linux/redhat/RPMS/i386/hylafax-4.2.5-1rhel4.i386.rpm
yum -y localinstall hylafax*

mv /etc/cron.daily/hylafax /etc/cron.weekly/

faxsetup

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab
echo "fax:23457:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttyS0" > /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab/S85hylafax
/sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/inittab
/sbin/init q

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/hylafax /etc/rc.d/rc7.d/S92hylafax

echo "FILETYPE=pdf;
SENDTO=FaxMaster;" > /etc/hylafax/etc/FaxDispatch

echo "RETURNFILETYPE=pdf;" > /etc/hylafax/etc/FaxNotify


create user or group faxmaster

Next issue - email to fax
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 10:35:01 PM »
Quote from: "stuntshell"
I have it installed in 03 different locations and work without problems for me in every instance:
Code: [Select]

#!/bin/sh
wget -c ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/linux/redhat/RPMS/i386/hylafax-4.2.5-1rhel4.i386.rpm
yum -y localinstall hylafax*

mv /etc/cron.daily/hylafax /etc/cron.weekly/

faxsetup

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab
echo "fax:23457:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttyS0" > /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab/S85hylafax
/sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/inittab
/sbin/init q

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/hylafax /etc/rc.d/rc7.d/S92hylafax

echo "FILETYPE=pdf;
SENDTO=FaxMaster;" > /etc/hylafax/etc/FaxDispatch

echo "RETURNFILETYPE=pdf;" > /etc/hylafax/etc/FaxNotify


create user or group faxmaster


First, let me say thanks to the both of you.

Next issue, anybody get the email to fax to work? I tried 4 different way to do this and it failed everytime.

Any ideas?

Carl

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 11:12:24 PM »
humm, that's different! You're trying the opposite to work?
I'm not sure how'd that be.
In fact I just downloaded and tried the client yythoss recommended and that works better that the WHCF I was using.

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 11:25:20 PM »
I have make a Test with this:

http://www.vangee.nl/sme/hylafax/

and that is OK. You can send faxes with your email programm:

Name@123456.fax

That's all.

yythoss

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 03:03:19 AM »
Quote from: "yythoss"
I have make a Test with this:

http://www.vangee.nl/sme/hylafax/

and that is OK. You can send faxes with your email programm:

Name@123456.fax

That's all.

yythoss


Hi,

The link for the install instructions is broken but I did manage to get the server to receive a fax and send it to my email in .pdf format.

The server will not send a fax but it will send me an email instead.

Any ideas as to what Iam doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007, 05:11:30 AM »
All,

Forgot the instructions on the mailfax script, after that the system responded very well. I will do a clean install tomorrow and see what I get.

Thanks to ALL and I mean all of ya! You are the best!

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007, 09:15:29 AM »
The most problems of the HylaFAX Server is the modem config.
In the directory /var/spool/hylafax/config you can find a lot of samples.

I test the link above one more time, it is OK

yythoss

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2007, 05:08:23 AM »
yythoss,
When viewing faxes I get permission denied from your application. I have created a group and my user is part of that group: faxmaster.
any ideas?

Thanks,

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 09:51:37 AM »
Change your permission in the /recvq directory of all tif files to 0644 or 0666.
Now you must change the permisson for the future in the config.MODEM file to

RecvFileMode:           0666
LogFileMode:            0666
DeviceMode:             0666

Change MODEM with you device Name ttyS0 for COM1 and ttyS1 for COM2.

yythoss

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 04:19:06 PM »
Thank you much, that did it!

Step-by-Step that worked for me.
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2007, 05:57:12 AM »
Quote from: "cbacani"
All,

Forgot the instructions on the mailfax script, after that the system responded very well. I will do a clean install tomorrow and see what I get.

Thanks to ALL and I mean all of ya! You are the best!

Carl


I tested this 3 times with a clean install.

Hylafax on the SME Server                     1/29/07

These instructions will install Hylfax on the SME Server version 7.1 as of 1/29/07.

The system will send a fax and e-mail the faxuser.

Download the most current version from here and place the file in the /usr/sbin folder.

# cd /usr/sbin

# wget ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/linux/redhat/RPMS/i386/hylafax-4.3.1-1rhel4.i386.rpm

Install via the following command and it will install all of the required packages for you.

# yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall hylafax-4.3.1-1rhel4.i386.rpm

Make sure that your modem is plugged into the serial port and turned on.

After the install, the system will ask you to reboot the system, then run the

# /usr/sbin/faxsetup command and answer the questions as required.

NOTE: When I answered the questions, I accepted the defaults on most everything except
the area code and telephone number of the fax line.
 
Take note of your modems tty and substitute within the inittab template to suit your setup. My modem is on ttyS0. (The first serial port is ttyS0 and the second is ttyS1) Internal Modems most likely will not work.


Run the following commands. Watch out for line wrapping.

# mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab
# cd /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab
# echo 'fax:23457:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttyS0' >> 85hylafax
# /sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/inittab
# ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/hylafax /etc/rc.d/rc7.d/S95hylafax
# signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot


Setting up SME-Server using the server manager

Open your server-manager.

Create a new user account using the following data:

Account Name:      faxuser

First Name:      fax

Last Name:      fax

E-Mail Delivery:   Deliver e-mail locally

Forwarding Address:   Leave Blank

Reset Password   <9Gh08pV5O;


Create a new virtual domain:

Domain Name:      fax

Brief Description:   fax

Content:      Primary Web Site

Domain DNS Servers   Resolve Locally

*************************************************************

Changing SME-Server configuration

Next step is to redirect all mail for the domain .fax to the user faxuser.
We can do this by creating a custom template file in the appropriate folder.

Create the folder (if it doesn’t already exist).
# mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/control/virtualdomains

Create the custom template file.
# pico /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/control/virtualdomains/95faxmail

In this 95faxmail file we will enter the virtual domain, and connect it to the faxuser.
The only line in this file will look like this:
.fax:faxuser

Redirect mail for faxuser to mailfax script.
We will create a new file that tells qmail to pipe all mail to the (to be created) mailfax script.

In the users home directory /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser. We create and edit the file
named .qmail-default:

# pico /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default

Containing only one line
| /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax


Set the ownership and rights on .qmail-default to the user only:

# chown faxuser:faxuser /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default
# chmod 644 /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default

Restart the qmail Server.
First we'll have to rebuild the configuration files. Then we can restart qmail.

Rebuild the SME-Server configuration files by executing:
# /sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save

This can take awhile, after that we restart qmail:
# service qmail restart

Creating the mailfax script

# pico /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax

This file must contain:

#!/bin/sh
#
# mailfax - email to fax gateway for qmail.
#
# Original file from HylaFAX, updated for e-smith server.
#----------------------------------------------------------
# 4 more information see: http://www.vangee.nl/sme/hylafax
#
# 1.) Install HylaFAX
# 2.) In server-manager add a virtual domain named: fax
# 3.) In server-manager add a user named: faxuser
# 4.) Install this file as: /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax
# 5.) Add the following file to your system:
#     /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/control/virtualdomains/90aliases
# 6.) Put this line in the file:
#     .fax:faxuser
# 7.) Add the following file to your system:
#     /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default
# 8.) Put this line in the file:
#     | /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax
# 9.) Execute: /sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save
# 10) Execute: service qmail restart
 
TMPVAR=${SENDER//\`/}
TMPVAR=${TMPVAR//\$\(/}
SENDER=${TMPVAR//\)/}

/usr/bin/faxmail -f Helvetica-Bold | /usr/bin/sendfax \
        -f "$SENDER" \
        -n -d "$EXT2@`/usr/bin/expr \"$HOST\" : '\(.*\)\.fax$'`"

Change the ownership and rights for the mailfax script:
# chown root:root /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax
# chmod 755 /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax
Add the following file to your system:


Receiving faxes by e-mail

We can also route all incoming faxes to the faxuser's e-mail box. To do this we must create a new
HylaFAX configuration file. It is possible to receive the incoming faxes in one of three formats. (.ps .pdf or .tif)

# pico /var/spool/hylafax/etc/FaxDispatch

This file must contain:

FILETYPE=pdf;
SENDTO=faxuser;

Substitute tif or ps for pdf as you desire.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Hylafax e-mail to Fax Gateway

One of the main uses for Hylafax is as an e-mail to fax gateway. This gateway unifies a users
communications, so that faxing is as simple as using an e-mail client. The user can e-mail
john@08812345678.fax and know that the message typed, and any attachment will be faxed via Hylafax.

To setup an e-mail to fax gateway using hylafax, a few simple scripts are needed to convert attachments into postscript so that hylafax can then use them. You can send e-mails with pdf attachments, postscript attachments or tiff attachments. By default, hylafax will not decode any attachments, so you need to edit

Run the following commands.

# pico /etc/hylafax/hyla.conf
# This line tells hylafax(faxmail) to decode attachments using scripts
# located here.
MIMEConverters: /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype
#

Create the mimetype directory, then inside that, a directory for the attachment mime type, eg application or image, then create a script inside that. The script is passed $1 as the decoded attachments filename, and hylafax expects postscript on standard out. The tree looks like this

# cd /var/spool/hylafax
# mkdir /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype
# mkdir /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype/application          pdf  file goes here     ps  file goes here  
# mkdir /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype/image        tiff   file goes here

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

For PDF attachments:

cd /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype/application      

pico pdf

Insert this code below in the pdf file;

#!/bin/sh
#/application/pdf
# convert PDF attachment to Postscript for Hylafax to send
pdf2ps $1 –

Save the file.

# chmod +x pdf

For PS attachments:

pico ps

Insert this code below in the ps file;

#!/bin/sh
#/application/ps
# convert PS attachment to Postscript for Hylafax to send
echo $1

Save the file.

# chmod +x ps


For TIF attachments:

cd /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype/image/

pico tif

Insert this code below in the tif file;

#!/bin/sh
#/image/tif
# convert TIF attachment to Postscript for Hylafax to send
/usr/bin/tiff2ps $1

Save the file.

# chmod +x tif

(make sure to chmod +x them to make them executable).

# signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot



Testing

Send an e-mail from your favorite mailing software to the SME-Server. This means that the smtp server in your e-mail software must be set to the SME-Server. Because the e-mail address we are going to be using will only be known by our server. Then we will send an e-mail with the following recepeint: Name@FaxNumber.fax


e.g: John_Smith@5555551212.fax

+ The name can be any name.
+ The fax number is going to be used for faxing the document.
+ Mail can only be send as a plain text e-mail.
+ Mail can have a postscript attachment, this attachment will also be faxed. (filename.ps)
   So don't expect your html formatted e-mails to be faxed! Sorry!

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2007, 10:00:45 AM »
Thanks very much for putting this together!

Works for me.

G

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2007, 02:56:28 PM »
Hi,

Getting the following error on 3x servers.


Warning: /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts does not exist or is not a directory!

The directory /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts does not exist or this file is not a directory.
This is the directory where the HylaFAX client applications expect to
locate font metric information to use in formatting ASCII text for
submission as facsimile.  Without this information HylaFAX may generate
illegible facsimile from ASCII text.


FATAL ERROR: No tiffg3 driver in /usr/bin/gs.

HylaFAX has been configured to use Ghostscript as the PostScript
imaging program but the output of /usr/bin/gs -h does not
list the tiffg3 driver as a configured driver (see below).

----------------------------------------------------------
% /usr/bin/gs -h
/usr/bin/gs: error while loading shared libraries: libgs.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/sbin/faxsetup: line 1334: ----------------------------------------------------------: command not found

The tiffg3 driver is required for HylaFAX to operate correctly.
Consult the documentation for information on building Ghostscript
with the necessary TIFF driver and then rerun faxsetup when a new
Ghostscript has been installed.

Was working on servers before, killed by upgrade.

Chris
...

What a shame
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2007, 09:55:57 PM »
After all the work that we all did, the upgrade broke the install and now nothing works.

Anybody out there willing to see if they can fix this? I do not have the skills to trouble shoot this complex of an issue.

Carl

P.S. The install olny lasted 2 weeks, oh well.

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2007, 11:16:11 PM »
/home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default

is usually a symlink, did it survive the reconfig, can't see why it would

Yet Another Install
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2007, 12:32:48 AM »
Over the weekend I will attempt to re-install the Hylafax yet again and see what breaks. Anybody willing to try this with me?

Have a great weekend all.

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2007, 01:29:44 AM »
yes,
add comments here

http://smeserver.sourceforge.net/howto/HylaFax

this is mostly a cut and past with no checking done so far

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2007, 03:34:09 AM »
your howto is saying to edit files in /etc  that belong to the hylafax rpm
they will be overwritten on an ungrade

you need to make templates and they need to be expanded after an upgrade

How do you expand templates?
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2007, 05:01:18 AM »
Could you tell us how to expand templates and I will rewrite the how to?

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2007, 05:25:09 AM »
see the developers guide in the SME Server Manual
link at top of page

but I've rolled all your steps into a rpm that should survive upgrades
I'd appreciate testing
you can d/l it from the bugtracker soon

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2007, 10:23:15 AM »
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2457

for testing,
I don't have the resources to test over the w/e

Thank You
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2007, 06:33:02 PM »
I have a rebuilt server us and ready for testing.

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2007, 03:57:49 AM »
excellent,
second rpm is available, which is sending faxes from an email

pnmls

newbie question
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2007, 06:08:04 PM »
Where can I find a suitable ghostscript >= 5.5 rpm?
Installing smeserver-hylafax and it demands hylafax, that demands ghostscript.
Can you help me ???

Thanks,
Pedro

Ran into the same issue.
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2007, 08:15:01 AM »
Were we supposed to run YUM to resolve this issue? What would be the proper order to install?

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2007, 08:25:21 AM »
yes,
it finds the dependencies automatically

see the instructions in the howto, see link above

I installed hylaxfax first, but you can try
yum localinstall smeserver-hylax hylafax

note the problems mentioned in the bugtracker, see link above

any other problems to the bugtracker

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2007, 11:18:38 AM »
Quote from: "snoble"
yes,
it finds the dependencies automatically

see the instructions in the howto, see link above

I installed hylaxfax first, but you can try
yum localinstall smeserver-hylax hylafax

note the problems mentioned in the bugtracker, see link above

any other problems to the bugtracker


I tried to install smeserver-hylafax-0.9-2.noarch

and got

error: Failed dependencies:
        hylafax >= 4.3 is needed by smeserver-hylafax-0.9-2.noarch

If I install hylafax first, I get the error that one of the files is trying to overwrite a file that is already on the drive.

Please explain how this rpm is supposed to work please.

Carl

Additional Information
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2007, 11:23:55 AM »
[root@cib hylacb]# yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall smeserver-hylafax-0.9-2.noarch.rpm
==============================================================
WARNING: Additional commands may be required after running yum
==============================================================
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading "smeserver" plugin
Setting up Local Package Process
Examining smeserver-hylafax-0.9-2.noarch.rpm: smeserver-hylafax - 0.9-2.noarch
Marking smeserver-hylafax-0.9-2.noarch.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package smeserver-hylafax.noarch 0:0.9-2 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
Setting up repositories
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Reading repository metadata in from local files
--> Processing Dependency: hylafax >= 4.3 for package: smeserver-hylafax
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: hylafax >= 4.3 is needed by package smeserver-hylafax
================================================================
No new rpms were installed. No additional commands are required.
================================================================

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2007, 11:38:08 AM »
any other problems to the bugtracker

Help with hylafax - faxing from a website form
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2007, 08:38:52 PM »
I have a website that is on the same server as hylafax (SME 7.1)

The website has a form on it that needs to be faxed when it is completed.

How do I do this?

I thought it could be done by taking the form information and having
the form mailer simply send it to the test@5551212.fax address but this
does not work.

Any Ideas?

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2007, 09:05:35 PM »
hylafax.org are the experts

then add solutions to the howto

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2007, 10:12:25 PM »
Quote from: "snoble"
hylafax.org are the experts

then add solutions to the howto


They have no idea how the SME server works, how about that! Anybody have an idea on how to send a email from a web page using the faxsender account? I have tried it and I got the email but it failed to send a fax. The guys over at Hylafax said I should ask here!

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2007, 10:57:45 PM »
how smeserver works is irrelevant
hylafax and faxsender is setup as per the hylafax documentation

but as the bug says there may be problems with how it is implemented

Are you ok?
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2007, 11:14:45 PM »
Quote from: "snoble"
how smeserver works is irrelevant
hylafax and faxsender is setup as per the hylafax documentation

but as the bug says there may be problems with how it is implemented


Steve, you sound a little angry - are you? I don't mean to offend but all I need to know is what would be an idea as to how to do this that's all. If Iam offending someone please let me know. I thought we share ideas here not terse answers. God forgive me if I have offened you or anyone else. Cheer up.

Your Friend Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2007, 01:50:55 AM »
Sorry Carl
The answers were just brief, nothing more was intended

But answering forum questions feels like the least productive use of my time so perhaps it would be better if I didn't

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« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2007, 03:50:08 AM »
SME is based on Centos 4, which is based on RedHat Enterprise Release 4.  So ask on the hylafax forum how to make it work on Centos, then we can work to adapt it to SME 7.

John
......

Hey You Are needed
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2007, 04:01:03 AM »
Quote from: "snoble"
Sorry Carl
The answers were just brief, nothing more was intended

But answering forum questions feels like the least productive use of my time so perhaps it would be better if I didn't


Hey - you are needed here. How do you expect me to become 'smart' about the SME server if you think it is a waste of time.? You have made my day helping me to feel like I have helped make the Hylafax project worth while. You put the rpm together I did a lot of the leg work with the scripts and all, Stephen, I thank you for all you have taught me and I will remember. We (together) brought this project together and I for one thnak you.  God Bless

Carl

P.S. No it isn't a waste of time, you have helped to open my eyes.

Centos and Red Hat - Message issues
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2007, 04:10:54 AM »
Quote from: "mrjhb3"
SME is based on Centos 4, which is based on RedHat Enterprise Release 4.  So ask on the hylafax forum how to make it work on Centos, then we can work to adapt it to SME 7.

John


Thanks John for helping. The real question was 'how do you send a email from an ibay to the fax software to have it (the server) send a fax?  ie:
i have web form on the primary site, I want to send the form information to the fax software and have Hylafax send it.  

I have tried a form email program and it doesn't seem to use the proper account to send the email - just uses a generic send.

My mind is shorting out and for the life of me cannot figure it out. I can get it to send the email but the fax part doesn't work.

Carl

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Re: Centos and Red Hat - Message issues
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2007, 04:50:16 AM »
Quote from: "cbacani"
Quote from: "mrjhb3"
SME is based on Centos 4, which is based on RedHat Enterprise Release 4.  So ask on the hylafax forum how to make it work on Centos, then we can work to adapt it to SME 7.

John


Thanks John for helping. The real question was 'how do you send a email from an ibay to the fax software to have it (the server) send a fax?  ie:
i have web form on the primary site, I want to send the form information to the fax software and have Hylafax send it.  

I have tried a form email program and it doesn't seem to use the proper account to send the email - just uses a generic send.

My mind is shorting out and for the life of me cannot figure it out. I can get it to send the email but the fax part doesn't work.

Carl


OK, then I can't add any more to this.  I haven't downloaded and used the latest RPM  for this, I was just trying to follow this and the bug tracker info.  I still don't know why two users are needed , but will probably find the answer once I actually download and begin to try to use hylafax.  I would have that you could send it to test@5551212.fax as you already stated.  Is there a log file that could be checked to see if there are any errors when you send via your webform?
......

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2007, 05:36:45 AM »
faxmaster is used because it easier not to have to change the existing references for who the incoming fax is to go to, you could just send to admin or any user

faxsender has a modified .qmail,
it can't receive ordinary mail, it instead pipes it to hylafax

if there is a better way to do this feel free to suggest it on the bug

Got an idea
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2007, 06:56:49 AM »
Quote from: "snoble"
faxmaster is used because it easier not to have to change the existing references for who the incoming fax is to go to, you could just send to admin or any user

faxsender has a modified .qmail,
it can't receive ordinary mail, it instead pipes it to hylafax

if there is a better way to do this feel free to suggest it on the bug


How could I send an email from a web page using the faxsender account?

Any ideas?

Carl

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2007, 10:56:02 AM »
an email using the .fax domain uses the faxsender account automatically
if your using test@5551212.fax and it doesn't work i have no other ideas

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« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2007, 04:41:07 PM »
Quote from: "snoble"

But answering forum questions feels like the least productive use of my time so perhaps it would be better if I didn't


Your products are cool, but your answer are also very important to us. Don't stop just don't...... Short and presice answers are also being productive.

Thanks

Per

Question
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2007, 09:52:01 PM »
Quote from: "snoble"
an email using the .fax domain uses the faxsender account automatically
if your using test@5551212.fax and it doesn't work i have no other ideas


Could this be an issue that SME server sees an email being sent from a web page as a 'outside' attempt to by-pass security? Would you have to log in with name and password to send from a specific account?

Maybe Iam going about this the wrong way. How else could you send form information to Hylafax and have Hylafax fax it?

Lost

goltuna

Re: Step-by-Step that worked for me.
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2007, 12:55:22 AM »
Quote from: "cbacani"
Quote from: "cbacani"
All,

Forgot the instructions on the mailfax script, after that the system responded very well. I will do a clean install tomorrow and see what I get.

Thanks to ALL and I mean all of ya! You are the best!

Carl


I tested this 3 times with a clean install.

Hylafax on the SME Server                     1/29/07

These instructions will install Hylfax on the SME Server version 7.1 as of 1/29/07.

The system will send a fax and e-mail the faxuser.

Download the most current version from here and place the file in the /usr/sbin folder.

# cd /usr/sbin

# wget ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/linux/redhat/RPMS/i386/hylafax-4.3.1-1rhel4.i386.rpm

Install via the following command and it will install all of the required packages for you.

# yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall hylafax-4.3.1-1rhel4.i386.rpm

Make sure that your modem is plugged into the serial port and turned on.

After the install, the system will ask you to reboot the system, then run the

# /usr/sbin/faxsetup command and answer the questions as required.

NOTE: When I answered the questions, I accepted the defaults on most everything except
the area code and telephone number of the fax line.
 
Take note of your modems tty and substitute within the inittab template to suit your setup. My modem is on ttyS0. (The first serial port is ttyS0 and the second is ttyS1) Internal Modems most likely will not work.


Run the following commands. Watch out for line wrapping.

# mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab
# cd /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/inittab
# echo 'fax:23457:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttyS0' >> 85hylafax
# /sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/inittab
# ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/hylafax /etc/rc.d/rc7.d/S95hylafax
# signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot


Setting up SME-Server using the server manager

Open your server-manager.

Create a new user account using the following data:

Account Name:      faxuser

First Name:      fax

Last Name:      fax

E-Mail Delivery:   Deliver e-mail locally

Forwarding Address:   Leave Blank

Reset Password   <9Gh08pV5O;


Create a new virtual domain:

Domain Name:      fax

Brief Description:   fax

Content:      Primary Web Site

Domain DNS Servers   Resolve Locally

*************************************************************

Changing SME-Server configuration

Next step is to redirect all mail for the domain .fax to the user faxuser.
We can do this by creating a custom template file in the appropriate folder.

Create the folder (if it doesn’t already exist).
# mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/control/virtualdomains

Create the custom template file.
# pico /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/control/virtualdomains/95faxmail

In this 95faxmail file we will enter the virtual domain, and connect it to the faxuser.
The only line in this file will look like this:
.fax:faxuser

Redirect mail for faxuser to mailfax script.
We will create a new file that tells qmail to pipe all mail to the (to be created) mailfax script.

In the users home directory /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser. We create and edit the file
named .qmail-default:

# pico /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default

Containing only one line
| /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax


Set the ownership and rights on .qmail-default to the user only:

# chown faxuser:faxuser /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default
# chmod 644 /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default

Restart the qmail Server.
First we'll have to rebuild the configuration files. Then we can restart qmail.

Rebuild the SME-Server configuration files by executing:
# /sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save

This can take awhile, after that we restart qmail:
# service qmail restart

Creating the mailfax script

# pico /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax

This file must contain:

#!/bin/sh
#
# mailfax - email to fax gateway for qmail.
#
# Original file from HylaFAX, updated for e-smith server.
#----------------------------------------------------------
# 4 more information see: http://www.vangee.nl/sme/hylafax
#
# 1.) Install HylaFAX
# 2.) In server-manager add a virtual domain named: fax
# 3.) In server-manager add a user named: faxuser
# 4.) Install this file as: /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax
# 5.) Add the following file to your system:
#     /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/control/virtualdomains/90aliases
# 6.) Put this line in the file:
#     .fax:faxuser
# 7.) Add the following file to your system:
#     /home/e-smith/files/users/faxuser/.qmail-default
# 8.) Put this line in the file:
#     | /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax
# 9.) Execute: /sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save
# 10) Execute: service qmail restart
 
TMPVAR=${SENDER//\`/}
TMPVAR=${TMPVAR//\$\(/}
SENDER=${TMPVAR//\)/}

/usr/bin/faxmail -f Helvetica-Bold | /usr/bin/sendfax \
        -f "$SENDER" \
        -n -d "$EXT2@`/usr/bin/expr \"$HOST\" : '\(.*\)\.fax$'`"

Change the ownership and rights for the mailfax script:
# chown root:root /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax
# chmod 755 /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax
Add the following file to your system:


Receiving faxes by e-mail

We can also route all incoming faxes to the faxuser's e-mail box. To do this we must create a new
HylaFAX configuration file. It is possible to receive the incoming faxes in one of three formats. (.ps .pdf or .tif)

# pico /var/spool/hylafax/etc/FaxDispatch

This file must contain:

FILETYPE=pdf;
SENDTO=faxuser;

Substitute tif or ps for pdf as you desire.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Hylafax e-mail to Fax Gateway

One of the main uses for Hylafax is as an e-mail to fax gateway. This gateway unifies a users
communications, so that faxing is as simple as using an e-mail client. The user can e-mail
john@08812345678.fax and know that the message typed, and any attachment will be faxed via Hylafax.

To setup an e-mail to fax gateway using hylafax, a few simple scripts are needed to convert attachments into postscript so that hylafax can then use them. You can send e-mails with pdf attachments, postscript attachments or tiff attachments. By default, hylafax will not decode any attachments, so you need to edit

Run the following commands.

# pico /etc/hylafax/hyla.conf
# This line tells hylafax(faxmail) to decode attachments using scripts
# located here.
MIMEConverters: /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype
#

Create the mimetype directory, then inside that, a directory for the attachment mime type, eg application or image, then create a script inside that. The script is passed $1 as the decoded attachments filename, and hylafax expects postscript on standard out. The tree looks like this

# cd /var/spool/hylafax
# mkdir /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype
# mkdir /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype/application          pdf  file goes here     ps  file goes here  
# mkdir /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype/image        tiff   file goes here

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

For PDF attachments:

cd /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype/application      

pico pdf

Insert this code below in the pdf file;

#!/bin/sh
#/application/pdf
# convert PDF attachment to Postscript for Hylafax to send
pdf2ps $1 –

Save the file.

# chmod +x pdf

For PS attachments:

pico ps

Insert this code below in the ps file;

#!/bin/sh
#/application/ps
# convert PS attachment to Postscript for Hylafax to send
echo $1

Save the file.

# chmod +x ps


For TIF attachments:

cd /var/spool/hylafax/mimetype/image/

pico tif

Insert this code below in the tif file;

#!/bin/sh
#/image/tif
# convert TIF attachment to Postscript for Hylafax to send
/usr/bin/tiff2ps $1

Save the file.

# chmod +x tif

(make sure to chmod +x them to make them executable).

# signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot



Testing

Send an e-mail from your favorite mailing software to the SME-Server. This means that the smtp server in your e-mail software must be set to the SME-Server. Because the e-mail address we are going to be using will only be known by our server. Then we will send an e-mail with the following recepeint: Name@FaxNumber.fax


e.g: John_Smith@5555551212.fax

+ The name can be any name.
+ The fax number is going to be used for faxing the document.
+ Mail can only be send as a plain text e-mail.
+ Mail can have a postscript attachment, this attachment will also be faxed. (filename.ps)
   So don't expect your html formatted e-mails to be faxed! Sorry!

goltuna

Re: Step-by-Step that worked for me.
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2007, 01:11:34 AM »
Bonsoir,
could you pls be so kind to tell me what to do with @.qmail-default which is all ready existing when we create the user "faxuser"
Can we add the line:| /etc/hylafax/etc/mailfax to the others : "condredirect faxuser..." and how to save it. Or can we delete the file @.qmail-default without any problems.
Tks.
Goltuna

jazbokes

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2007, 11:29:22 PM »
Has anyone been successful in integrating web based faxing application on 7.1 with hylafax..

http://www.mentalbarcode.com/avantfax.php



Thanks

Jon..

I no nothing
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2007, 02:23:37 AM »
Quote from: "cbacani"
I have a website that is on the same server as hylafax (SME 7.1)

The website has a form on it that needs to be faxed when it is completed.

How do I do this?

I thought it could be done by taking the form information and having
the form mailer simply send it to the test@5551212.fax address but this
does not work.

Any Ideas?

Carl


I don't know anything, about this, but from what I'm reading it appears the hyla fax is not meant to send html, but ps,pdf, or tiff, if setup properly.

So having said that I must ask is the web form that you are trying to send in a html format ? I mean to say that currently when the form is created is the output that gets sent to you via email, sent in text only or in html etc. ?

If so then perhaps the form needs to convert to a hylafax capable format in order to send to the a hyla1234567@.fax etc.  such as ps,pdf, or tiff.

But as I said I know nothing about this, but what I'm reading here

I hope this helps.

Hylafax
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2007, 03:26:28 AM »
Quote from: "jazbokes"
Has anyone been successful in integrating web based faxing application on 7.1 with hylafax..

http://www.mentalbarcode.com/avantfax.php

Thanks

Jon..


Hope this will shed a little light on this subject. No, hylafax will not SEND any HTML but it CAN receive graphics. I to am looking for a way to interface this to a web based interface but these install instructions might make the install a little bit easier.

See below for the new install instrucions.  Carl

P.S. Thanks Stephan

Hylafax on the SME Server for version 7.0 + 7.1.1 + 7.1.2
Dated March 13, 2007

1. Install
1.1. Install Hylafax
Download the latest rpm from
http://www.hylafax.org/content/Red_Hat_Packages

Install with the following command and it will install all of the required packages for you.                          

yum localinstall hylafax*

1.2. Configure modem
Make sure that your modem is plugged into the serial port and turned on.
/usr/sbin/faxsetup
Answer the questions as required.
Accept the defaults on most everything except
the county & area code and telephone number of the fax line.
Take note of your modems tty
(The first serial port is ttyS0 and the second is ttyS1)
Note. The inittab template assumes you are using ttyS0.
Internal Modems most likely will not work.

1.3. Install smeserver-hylafax
smeserver-hylafax configures SME Server to suit hylafax rpm available here, please add comments, success or failure, new fragments/features
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2457

yum localinstall smeserver-hylafax*
signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot

a new user, 'faxmaster' is created, optionally,  forward the mail for faxmaster to suit, to a user or group a domain 'fax' and a user 'faxsender' is created to enable the email to fax gateway as well as other support scripts and changes

2. Usage

2.1. Receiving faxes by e-mail
All incoming faxes go to the faxmaster's e-mail box, or forwarded as you have configured

2.2. Sending faxes by e-mail
One of the main uses for hylafax is as an e-mail to fax gateway. This gateway unifies a users communications, so that faxing is as simple as using an e-mail client. The user can email john@08812345678.fax and know that the message typed, and any attachment willbe faxed via Hylafax.

To setup an e-mail to fax gateway using hylafax, a few simple scripts are needed to convert attachments into postscript so that hylafax can then use them. By default you can send e-mails with pdf attachments, postscript attachments or tiff attachments.

Testing
Send an e-mail from your favorite mailing software to the SME-Server. This means that the smtp server in your e-mail software must be set to the SME-Server. Because the e-mail address we are going to be using will only be known by our server. Then we will send an e-mail with the following recepeint: Name@FaxNumber.fax

e.g: John_Smith@5555551212.fax
+ The name can be any name.
+ The fax number is going to be used for faxing the document.
+ Mail can only be send as a plain text e-mail.
+ Mail can have a postscript, pdf or tiff attachment, this attachment will also be faxed.

Don't expect your html formatted e-mails to be faxed! Sorry!

Thanks
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2007, 02:46:11 PM »
I am concerned I might break something, but I'll follow the instructions and try it.

I'm not sure which instructions to follow the first long instruction or the second ? updated instruction as of March 07

Just want to be sure I won't break something.

Thanks

Hylafax Re-visited Yet Again
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2007, 04:00:57 PM »
Keep on getting the following error:


The tiffg3 driver is required for HylaFAX to operate correctly.

Consult the documentation for information on building Ghostscript

with the necessary TIFF driver and then rerun faxsetup when a new

Ghostscript has been installed


Tried the latest install.

What am I missing?
...

Re: Thanks
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2007, 04:34:01 PM »
Quote from: "Agent86"
I am concerned I might break something, but I'll follow the instructions and try it.

I'm not sure which instructions to follow the first long instruction or the second ? updated instruction as of March 07

Just want to be sure I won't break something.

Thanks


Both work ( the lomg and the short ) but the second install is the one that I have used on 9 computers and it takes no time and is the recommended way to perform the install. Nothing is in stone but it is the latest and I think the correct way to do it. The latest install method keeps the settings when you reboot and thus causes no issues.

Carl

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« Reply #54 on: March 23, 2007, 12:39:05 AM »
cbacani

I uninstalled the old version of hylafx I had working on here.

Followd your instructions on this instalation.

Everything installed ok ... setup went fine ... I also sent a few test faxes out with oulook.

One thing that does not work any longer is my Frog FaxMail.

I added a user and password and updated the details in Frog FaxMail but it doesn't seem to want to connect.

There must be something I have over looked .... can you let me know how you got the client working or what client you are using.

Regards,

Tib

Client
« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2007, 12:52:38 AM »
Quote from: "Tib"
cbacani

I uninstalled the old version of hylafx I had working on here.

Followd your instructions on this instalation.

Everything installed ok ... setup went fine ... I also sent a few test faxes out with oulook.

One thing that does not work any longer is my Frog FaxMail.

I added a user and password and updated the details in Frog FaxMail but it doesn't seem to want to connect.

There must be something I have over looked .... can you let me know how you got the client working or what client you are using.

Regards,

Tib


I am not using a client. But, I have read that people who do have to enter the name and password into the database on the server. Look at the old instructions and it says something like:

Login on your SME Server with putty and make a new faxuser:

faxadduser -p password username

Password is your Password and Username is your Username  
Now install the HylaFAX-Client and restart the Windows Computer.
After this, you start the HylaFAX-Client and insert your Values:

Server IP: Your SME Server IP
Port: 4559
Username: Your Username
Passord: Your Password

That's it! I think. Please let me know if this works. Thanks

I just fax from the program that Iam using and away it goes.   Carl

Re: Client
« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2007, 02:17:12 PM »
HylaFAX clients
Download Client Software from:

http://www.hylafax.org/content/Client_Software
http://www.frogfax.com/modules/spxnews/
http://www.hylafax-client.de

Login on your SME Server with ssh and make new faxusers:

faxadduser -p password username
faxadduser -p password2 username2
Install the HylaFAX Client, configure with these values:

Server IP: Your SME Server IP
Port: 4559
Username: above username
Passord: above password

[edit] Other Modifications
ports other than ttyS0, eg

config setprop hylafax port ttyS1
/sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/inittab
/sbin/init q

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Change permissions and other settings in the config.MODEM file

nano -w /etc/hylafax/etc/config.ttyS0

# make attachments readable
RecvFileMode:           0666
LogFileMode:            0666
DeviceMode:             0666
# for shared lines
RingsBeforeAnswer:      10
# change to suit
SpeakerVolume:          on
LocalIdentifier:        "Pagen Vegan Pty Ltd"

emo82

hyla on 7.1
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2007, 02:55:40 PM »
Hi everyone and thanks for your time!!!!

I have some problems with installing and getting started with hylafax on SMEserver 7.1.

1. wget ftp://chaloner.ca/hylafax-SME7.tar - ok
2. tar -xvf *.tar - ok
3. sh install-part-1.sh - ok
4. faxsetup......faxaddmodem..... - ok
5. sh install-part-1.sh - ok
6. signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot - ok
7. make user faxmaster; ste password for faxmaster user - ok

Now I want to send fax by e-mail, and receve mail by fax. Is there something else I have done to make this working?

I am sorry for my bad english!!!!

emo@bgshos.net

Re: hyla on 7.1
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2007, 09:37:54 PM »
Quote from: "emo82"
Hi everyone and thanks for your time!!!!

I have some problems with installing and getting started with hylafax on SMEserver 7.1.

1. wget ftp://chaloner.ca/hylafax-SME7.tar - ok
2. tar -xvf *.tar - ok
3. sh install-part-1.sh - ok
4. faxsetup......faxaddmodem..... - ok
5. sh install-part-1.sh - ok
6. signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot - ok
7. make user faxmaster; ste password for faxmaster user - ok

Now I want to send fax by e-mail, and receve mail by fax. Is there something else I have done to make this working?

I am sorry for my bad english!!!!

emo@bgshos.net


Install instructions for Hylafax on the SME Server version 7.1 as of 2/16/07

1.1. Install Hylafax
First we need to get the following files.
Download the latest files (rpm) from the following url
http://www.hylafax.org/content/Red_Hat_Packages

1.2. Download the following file:
# wget http://cbtest.us/smeserver-hylafax-0.9-3.noarch.rpm

1.3.
Install with the following command and it will install all of the required packages for you.
# yum localinstall hylafax*

1.4. Configure modem
Make sure that your modem is plugged into the serial port and turned on.
# /usr/sbin/faxsetup

Answer the questions as required. Accept the defaults on most everything except the county & area code and telephone
number of the fax line. Take note of your modems tty  (The first serial port is ttyS0 and the second is ttyS1)

Note. The inittab template assumes you are using ttyS0. This system may not work with internal modems.
http://www.hylafax.org/content/Main_Page may contain answers for internal modems.

1.5. Install smeserver-hylafax
# yum localinstall smeserver-hylafax*
# signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot

a new user, 'faxmaster' is created optionally forward the mail for faxmaster to suit, to a user or group a domain 'fax'
and a user 'faxsender' is created to enable the email to fax gateway as well as other support scripts and changes.

# touch /var/spool/hylafax/etc/xferfaxlog

2.1. Receiving faxes by e-mail
All incoming faxes go to the faxmaster's e-mail box, or forwarded as you have configured.

2.2. Sending faxes by e-mail
One of the main uses for hylafax is as an e-mail to fax gateway. This gateway unifies a users communications, so that
faxing is as simple as using an e-mail client. The user can email john@08812345678.fax and know that the message typed,
and any attachment will be faxed via Hylafax.  To setup an e-mail to fax gateway using hylafax, a few simple scripts
are needed to convert attachments into postscript so that hylafax can then use them. By default you can send e-mails
with pdf attachments, postscript attachments or tiff attachments. Don't expect your html formatted
e-mails to be faxed! Sorry!

Testing
Send an e-mail from your favorite mailing software to the SME-Server. This means that the smtp server in your e-mail
software must be set to the SME-Server. Because the e-mail address we are going to be using will only be known by our
server. Then we will send an e-mail with the following recepeint:     Name@FaxNumber.fax    
e.g: John_Smith@5555551212.fax

+ The name can be any name.
+ The fax number is going to be used for faxing the document.
+ Mail can only be send as a plain text e-mail.
+ Mail can have a postscript, pdf or tiff attachment, this attachment will also be faxed.

2.3. Hylafax clients
Download Client Software from:
http://www.hylafax.org/content/Client_Software
http://www.frogfax.com/modules/spxnews/
http://www.hylafax-client.de


Setting up the email was where you may have made a mistake. Review the above and see where you may have gone wrong.

Carl

emo82

thanks!!!!
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2007, 10:32:49 AM »
Thank you very much for your replay.

INIT: Id "fax" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

Do you have eny Idia?

I can not send mail to smeserver.
I am traing to send xxx@phonenumber.fax and server respond - invalid recepient!!!

emo82

ok
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2007, 03:19:30 PM »
the ttyS was wrong in /etc/inittab.

Now everythyng is ok and working. Now i am going to configure the server for my needs!!

Thank you very much again CBACANI

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« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2007, 05:32:57 PM »
A great contrib with a server-manager interface is now working on SME7:

Source: http://forums.ixus.fr/viewtopic.php?t=37658&highlight=smerpfax

wget ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/linux/redhat/RPMS/i386/hylafax-4.2.5-1rhel4.i386.rpm
yum -y --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall hylafax-4.2.5-1rhel4.i386.rpm

rpm -ivh http://smerp.free.fr/fichiers/binaires/SMERPFax-0.8b1-1.noarch.rpm

delete /tmp/rpm ghostscript-fonts-6.0 and hylafax-4.2.0-1rh7.i386.rpm

then run /tmp/SMERPFax.ins/SMERPFax_ins.sh
Sophie from Montréal

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« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2007, 04:30:53 AM »
Hi All,

I have had hylafax running for a while now and used Chaloner's howto. I have been using winprint fax as the client and would like to use the fax to email gateway, my question is can I just install the smeserver-hylafax-0.9-3.noarch.rpm? My concern is that according to the howto on the wiki it creates a user called faxmaster and I have already got this user on my system :D Should I delete faxmaster first or will the smeserver-hylafax-0.9-3.noarch.rpm realize that the user exists and not create another? Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Del
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« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2007, 08:11:50 AM »
Hi,

one question: What exactly does Smerpfax do? I could't find any non-french documentation. I already have a working hylafax, will Smerpfax allow to send fax over mail and can I add it to the existing hylafax-setup?

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« Reply #64 on: April 27, 2007, 04:21:15 PM »
The most interesting part of SMERPfax is to provide a server-manager panel to configure le fax. It can be used to stop the fax server, disable/enable ansering... without the command line.
Sophie from Montréal

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« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2007, 04:25:56 PM »
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I already have a working hylafax, will Smerpfax allow to send fax over mail and can I add it to the existing hylafax-setup?

Yes, you can install over an existing setup  :wink:

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« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2007, 12:03:22 AM »
How can I make use of the sambafax? Any hints?

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« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2007, 07:38:38 PM »
Quote from: "brick"
How can I make use of the sambafax? Any hints?


Use it with the WinPrintHylafax program, point it to the sambafax and voilá

Thanks,

hgr

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« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2007, 11:35:57 PM »
Quote from: "soprom"
A great contrib with a server-manager interface is now working on SME7:

Source: http://forums.ixus.fr/viewtopic.php?t=37658&highlight=smerpfax

wget ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/linux/redhat/RPMS/i386/hylafax-4.2.5-1rhel4.i386.rpm
yum -y --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall hylafax-4.2.5-1rhel4.i386.rpm

rpm -ivh http://smerp.free.fr/fichiers/binaires/SMERPFax-0.8b1-1.noarch.rpm

delete /tmp/rpm ghostscript-fonts-6.0 and hylafax-4.2.0-1rh7.i386.rpm

then run /tmp/SMERPFax.ins/SMERPFax_ins.sh


Hi Sophie.

I have been fighting with the Fax setup on SME Server and then I discovered your post.

Tried to installe it and finally got something in the SME control panel that I could understand.

But I need to ask you if it following your example will create a full working fax server installation including SME Server control panel, without the need of go an run all these many scripts that I have seen in this thread

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« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2007, 03:16:28 AM »
I'm not sure about what you mean by "full" fax server...
You might want to give a look at Cypheus if you want a fax manager/client with buttons and menus.

The above contrib is to provide a server with fax functions (in/out) and a network printer to send fax.
Sophie from Montréal

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« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2007, 10:52:50 PM »
Quote from: "soprom"
A great contrib with a server-manager interface is now working on SME7:

Source: http://forums.ixus.fr/viewtopic.php?t=37658&highlight=smerpfax

wget ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/linux/redhat/RPMS/i386/hylafax-4.2.5-1rhel4.i386.rpm
yum -y --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall hylafax-4.2.5-1rhel4.i386.rpm

rpm -ivh http://smerp.free.fr/fichiers/binaires/SMERPFax-0.8b1-1.noarch.rpm

delete /tmp/rpm ghostscript-fonts-6.0 and hylafax-4.2.0-1rh7.i386.rpm

then run /tmp/SMERPFax.ins/SMERPFax_ins.sh


Hi Sophie

Would it be possible to install just the server panel, since i really like that, but i use hylafax with a different setup ??

Per

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« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2007, 11:01:58 PM »
What modems are you all using?  I have some older USR 33.6 faxmodems that I used with 6.5, but they don't seem to be working with 7.2?  I'm going to load 6.5 and see if they still work.  My dip switches got changed by some nosey kids of mine, so it may take me a while to verify this.  If anyone is using these modems, would you send me the dip switch settings, please.

Thanks,

John
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« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2007, 11:46:23 PM »
DIP Switch Settings for the Sportster Modem
1  UP          DATA TERMINAL READY NORMAL
    DOWN   DTR OVERRIDE
2  UP          VERBAL RESULT CODES
    DOWN   NUMERIC RESULT CODES
3  UP           SUPPRESS RESULT CODES
    DOWN    DISPLAY RESULT CODES
4  UP           ECHO OFF LINE COMMANDS
    DOWN    NO ECHO, OFFLINE COMMANDS
5  UP           AUTO ANSWER ON RING
    DOWN    SUPPRESS AUTO ANSWER
6  UP           CARRIER DETECT NORMAL
    DOWN    CARRIER DETECT OVERRIDE
7  UP           LOAD NVRAM DEFAULTS
    DOWN    LOAD FACTORY DEFAULTS
8  UP           DUMB MODE
    DOWN    SMART MODE
FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS FOR THE SPORTSTER MODEM IS 3,5 AND 8 DOWN, ALL THE REST UP.

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« Reply #73 on: August 15, 2007, 03:41:58 PM »
DIP Switch Settings for the Sportster Modem
1  UP          DATA TERMINAL READY NORMAL
    DOWN   DTR OVERRIDE
2  UP          VERBAL RESULT CODES
    DOWN   NUMERIC RESULT CODES
3  UP           SUPPRESS RESULT CODES
    DOWN    DISPLAY RESULT CODES
4  UP           ECHO OFF LINE COMMANDS
    DOWN    NO ECHO, OFFLINE COMMANDS
5  UP           AUTO ANSWER ON RING
    DOWN    SUPPRESS AUTO ANSWER
6  UP           CARRIER DETECT NORMAL
    DOWN    CARRIER DETECT OVERRIDE
7  UP           LOAD NVRAM DEFAULTS
    DOWN    LOAD FACTORY DEFAULTS
8  UP           DUMB MODE
    DOWN    SMART MODE
FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS FOR THE SPORTSTER MODEM IS 3,5 AND 8 DOWN, ALL THE REST UP.


Thanks for your reply.  I didn't state my question correctly.  I know what those settings are, they are on the back of the modem.  I want to know what the settings are from someone that is using this modem with hylafax.

John
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« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2007, 06:08:48 AM »

Yes, you can install over an existing setup  :wink:

Would/can you make the src rpm available?

John
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« Reply #75 on: August 22, 2007, 03:20:50 PM »
 check this site   http://smerp.free.fr/fichiers/sources/

Anyone used the the above contrib with iaxmodem..

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« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2007, 03:30:45 PM »
Hi.

I'm not using this contrib (if you speak about smerpfax), but I'm using hylafax, with smeserver-hylafax from dungog, and some customization. With this, I've installed iaxmodem rpm from trixbox repository (I even recompiled the binary iaxmodem to have the latest version). It's working with asterisk, I can send and receive faxs through my pstn line with no problem. You just need to create a iax extension in asterisk. then configure iaxmodem to use this account (in /etc/iaxmodem/iaxmodem-cfg.ttyIAX). Once this is done, configure hylafax to use the iaxmodem

faxaddmodem ttyIAX

You can let the default answer for most of the question.
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« Reply #77 on: August 23, 2007, 01:00:55 AM »
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I can send and receive faxs through my pstn line with no problem.

Do you mean you can send/revieve over VOIP with no need for a modem ?
ie We already use the pstn line / modem by default

This would  be a nice addition to the hylafax wiki page, if you care to update it

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« Reply #78 on: August 23, 2007, 09:44:10 AM »
I mean there's no need to have a dedicated pstn line for faxs, as asterisk will detect if it's a fax and then send it to the good extension. This way, a PME/TPE can use just one line for calls and faxs. Using iaxmodem instead of a physical modem will save you one FXO port. But sending faxs through an IP trunk doesn't work well, there's too much packet lost. I'll try to add this in the wiki, but I first need to learn how to use it (I never used wiki :/)

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