[CentOS] fax software

Mon Mar 28 04:12:14 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM, ken <gebser at mousecar.com> wrote:
> It's been many years, but it seems that I have to receive a fax and
> might have to send one too.  Is there a way to do this on CentOS 5.5?
> (Hope so.)
> tia.

There are plenty. "mgetty" is built-in. HylaFAX, written by Sam
Leffler, who created TIFF and was one of the core authors of BSD, is
still in popular and commercial use: It Just Works(tm). [I wrote the
SunOS port of it years and years back, and broke down laughing at a
job interview in England when the company said "oh, yes, we use some
very old fax/modem software you'll need to deal with. It's called

The "viewfax" tool from mgetty still remains the best tool for viewing
the special tiffg3 files used for sending and receiving faxes, and the
mgetty "voice" tools can help HylaFAX or mgetty handle voice messages
too. But if you just install HylaFAX from RPMforge, it should Just