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Old 11th March 2007, 23:34
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Default Debian Sarge 3.1 & HylaFAX

Hi,

just to save a LOT of troubles to anyone who is trying to make HylaFAX working with Debian Sarge 3.1 (on an ISPConfig system of course) I want to post resolution to problem:

Code:
server200:~# faxstat
Can not reach server at host "localhost", port 4559
Right after installation HylaFAX works, but after first reboot of server or after changing some on config files and executing

Code:
/etc/init.d/hylafax restart
It is not working anymore, and misteriosly refuses to start hfax daemon and notifies user about that with simple:
Quote:
Can not reach server at host "localhost", port 4559
So, on the other Debian machine I have compiled HylaFAX which is of course running semlessly. I copied hfaxd script into non-working environment where is HylaFAX installed from deb package, and now it is working as it should.

To cut the story, here is solution:

script /etc/init.d/hylafax

should be substituted for this script:

Code:
#! /bin/sh
#	$Id: hylafax.in,v 1.10 2006/06/02 17:27:30 aidan Exp $
#
# chkconfig: 2345 97 05
#
# description: HylaFAX(tm) is a sophisticated enterprise-strength fax
#              package for class 1 and 2 fax modems on unix systems.
#              This init script is the preferred way to start HylaFAX,
#              but does not, by default, activate any modems. Consult
#              the faxgetty(8) and faxmodem(8) man pages for more info.
#
# Warning, this file was automatically created by the HylaFAX configure script
#
# HylaFAX Facsimile Software
#
# Copyright (c) 1990-1996 Sam Leffler
# Copyright (c) 1991-1996 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
# HylaFAX is a trademark of Silicon Graphics
# 
# Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and 
# its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided
# that (i) the above copyright notices and this permission notice appear in
# all copies of the software and related documentation, and (ii) the names of
# Sam Leffler and Silicon Graphics may not be used in any advertising or
# publicity relating to the software without the specific, prior written
# permission of Sam Leffler and Silicon Graphics.
# 
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, 
# EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY 
# WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  
# 
# IN NO EVENT SHALL SAM LEFFLER OR SILICON GRAPHICS BE LIABLE FOR
# ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
# OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS,
# WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF 
# LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE 
# OF THIS SOFTWARE.

#
# VERSION:	4.3.2
# DATE:		Fri Mar  2 03:24:31 CET 2007
# TARGET:	i686-pc-linux-gnu
#

#
# fax server control
#
# NB: This script assumes faxgetty processes are managed by init
#
SPOOL=/var/spool/hylafax

test -f $SPOOL/etc/setup.cache || {
    cat<<EOF

FATAL ERROR: $SPOOL/etc/setup.cache is missing!

The file $SPOOL/etc/setup.cache is not present.  This
probably means the machine has not been setup using the faxsetup(8C)
command.  Read the documentation on setting up HylaFAX before you
startup a server system.

EOF
    exit 1
}
. $SPOOL/etc/setup.cache

# Just in case these are not in setup.cache yet
if [ -z "$HFAXD_SERVER" ]; then
    HFAXD_SERVER=yes
fi
if [ -z "$FAXQ_SERVER" ]; then
    FAXQ_SERVER=yes
fi
if [ -z "$HFAXD_OLD_PROTOCOL" ]; then
    HFAXD_OLD_PROTOCOL=no
fi
if [ -z "$HFAXD_SNPP_SERVER" ]; then
    HFAXD_SNPP_SERVER=no
fi

IS_ON=/etc/chkconfig		# NB: chkconfig is IRIX- and Linux-specific
FAXQ=$SBIN/faxq
HFAXD=$LIBEXEC/hfaxd
FAXQUIT=$SBIN/faxquit
FAXPORT=hylafax			# designated port for new protocol
SNPPPORT=444			# official port for SNPP

if test ! -x $IS_ON ; then
    IS_ON=true
fi

if $IS_ON verbose ; then
    ECHO=echo
else		# For a quiet startup and shutdown
    ECHO=:
fi

#
# Figure out which brand of echo we have and define prompt
# and printf shell functions accordingly.  Note that we
# assume that if the System V-style echo is not present,
# then the BSD printf program is available.  These functions
# are defined here so that they can be tailored on a per-site,
# etc. basis.
#
if [ `echo foo\\\c`@ = "foo@" ]; then
    # System V-style echo supports \r
    # and \c which is all that we need
    printf()
    {
       $ECHO "$*\\c"
    }
elif [ "`echo -n foo`@" = "foo@" ]; then
    # BSD-style echo; use echo -n to get
    # a line without the trailing newline
    printf()
    {
       $ECHO -n "$*"
    }
else
    # something else; do without
    printf()
    {
	$ECHO "$*"
    }
fi

#
#
# killall -SIGNAL process-name
#
# Emulate the necessary functionality of the
# killall program
#
killall()
{
	# NB: ps ax should give an error on System V, so we try it first!
	pid="`ps ax 2>/dev/null | $AWK \"\
		/[\/ (]$2[ )]/	{print \\$1;}
		/[\/ ]$2\$/	{print \\$1;}\"`"
	test "$pid" ||
	    pid="`ps -e 2>/dev/null | $AWK \"/ $2[ ]*\$/ {print \\$1;}\"`"
	test "$pid" && kill $1 $pid; return
}

case $1 in
'start')
	if $IS_ON fax && test -x $FAXQ; then
	    if test $FAXQ_SERVER = yes ; then
		killall -15 faxq
	    fi
	    if test $HFAXD_SERVER = yes ; then
		killall -15 hfaxd
	    fi
	    printf "HylaFAX:"
            if test $FAXQ_SERVER = yes ; then
	        $FAXQ; printf " faxq"
            fi
            if test $HFAXD_SERVER = yes ; then
	        HFAXD="$HFAXD -i $FAXPORT"
		HFAXMSG=" hfaxd"
		if [ $HFAXD_OLD_PROTOCOL = yes ]; then
	    	    HFAXD="$HFAXD -o 4557"
		    HFAXMSG="$HFAXMSG (with old protocol"
		else
		    HFAXMSG="$HFAXMSG (without old protocol"
		fi
		if [ $HFAXD_SNPP_SERVER = yes ]; then
	    	    HFAXD="$HFAXD -s $SNPPPORT"
		    HFAXMSG="$HFAXMSG & with SNPP support)"
		else
		    HFAXMSG="$HFAXMSG & without SNPP support)"
		fi
		$HFAXD ; printf "$HFAXMSG"
            fi
	    if test $FAXQ_SERVER != yes && test $HFAXD_SERVER != yes ; then
		printf " not started (script disabled by configure)"
	    fi
	    $ECHO "."
	fi
	;;
'stop')
	$ECHO "Stopping HylaFAX Servers."
	$FAXQUIT >/dev/null 2>&1
	killall -15 hfaxd
	;;
'start_msg')
	$ECHO "Starting HylaFAX Servers."
	;;
'stop_msg')
	$ECHO "Stopping HylaFAX Servers."
	;;
*)
	$ECHO "usage: hylafax {start|stop|start_msg|stop_msg}"
	;;
esac
After that simply execute:

Code:
/etc/init.d/hylafax stop
/etc/init.d/hylafax start
note: there's no "restart" functionality within this script

and executing of

Code:
faxstat
command will return to you:

Code:
server200:~# faxstat
Password:
HylaFAX scheduler on server200.web-hosting.co.yu: Running
Modem ttyS0 (+38121402404): Running and idle
server200:~#
Now, if you use some client application like Hylafront (free one, I use it instead of Cypheus which is not free, but it is mentioned in Hylafax how-to http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_hylafax_server), you can login and check and setup your faxing. Of course you have to setup username and pass to allow connecting of clients to server. For printing from Windows desktops you can use http://winprinthylafax.sourceforge.net/

Tip: HylaFAX uses port 4559 for data communication, but it sends data for fax over RANDOM high number unprivileged port. It will save you a lot of headache if you disable firewall while checking you HylaFAX installation. Later you have to find work arround for this "random high port" issue.

By the way, debian installation of HylaFAX provides receiving of faxes in PDF format "out-of-box". There's no need for additional setup as described here http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_hylafax_server ,
except you have to setup filetype and default recipient for incoming faxes in

/var/spool/hylafax/etc/FaxDispatch


FILETYPE=pdf;
SENDTO=username@of.faxmaster.com;
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Nenad Bulatovic
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Debian Lenny & ISPConfig 3

Last edited by nenad; 12th March 2007 at 00:21.
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