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Bug#2100: Efax: errors in /usr/bin/fax

Package: efax
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: comm
Maintainer: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@qed.econ.queensu.ca>
Version: 07a
Revision: 4

I've found a few problems in the "fax" front end of this package...

1) The security hole still exists because the "&C0" command is still
present when going into "answer" mode on systems that will accept incoming
data connections.  The string "&C1" should be added to the DATAINIT
variable on such systems.  I have heard that some modems will not
receive faxes under this setup, however.

2) The 'sed' line that processes the device name into a log-file name
needs a small fix in case (for some oddball reason) the device name has more
than one slash in it. (line 394)

    From:   eval DEVN=`echo $DEV|sed -e s./._.`
    To:     eval DEVN=`echo $DEV|sed -e s./._.g`

3) An incorrect directory is specified for "answer" mode. (line 427)

    From:   if cd $FAXDIR ; then :
    To:     if cd $FAXINDIR ; then :

That's it for now...

                                 ( bcwhite@bnr.ca )

    In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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