[CentOS] Hylafax does not pick up.

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Thu Mar 4 23:29:21 UTC 2010


On Thu, Mar 04, 2010, James B. Byrne wrote:
>We run the distro HylaFax on a CentOS-5.4 host.  On infrequent
>occasions we notice that the server will not pick up an incoming
>call.  It reports listening to modem rings.
>
>Now, it seems to me that picking up the call should be under the
>control of the modem but I notice that there exists a setting in
>Hylafax for the number of rings before picking up.  The default
>value for this is 0 (zero) but we have it set to 1 (one).  Because
>of this option I am not sure whether there is something wrong with
>the server or with the modem.
>
>Has anyone else experienced this problem and discovered its cause?

I don't run the CentOS version of HylaFAX, but one I have built
myself, and use its faxgetty to handle incoming fax and data (we
still have some dialup uucp connections :-).  The faxgetty daemon
logs pretty much everything it does so you may find useful info
there if you're using it.

FWIW, I've never been able to figure out any of the other fax getty
programs, and have been using the one with HylaFAX (nee FlexFAX)
for the better part of 20 years going back to SCO Xenix days if I
remember correctly.

Bill
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