Suggestions for faxing under Debian?
I'm looking for a simple fax solution for a laptop. I've settled on
efax, though it's not all I'd hoped for.
hylafax, while suitable for a dedicated fax server, seems to have
numerous problems when used in a send-only, periodic, mode. See bug
#173024 for details.
While efax does indeed send faxes, there are a few things I'd be
interested in seeing:
- Preconfigured fax recipeitns. The equivalent of an email alias or
- The ability to queue up a list of faxes to send (and resend/retry if
necessary) at a later point in time. Since this system uses the
modem as its primary networking interface, I can't be online and
send faxes at the same time. efax doesn't appear to support this.
Ideally, I'd submit a set of requests, to be executed at some later
time when the modem is free. This probably fits hylafax better than
efax. Or I could gin up a front-end to submit faxes when the
modem's free.... Hmm.
- Set up faxing as a printer service. There's a howto on the topic,
but I haven't managed to get it working with my system yet.
Currently using lpr for printing, but I'm considering switching to
If anyone's got stories/configs for fax setups to share, I'm interested.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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