Faxing server and client

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by satimis, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi folks,


    Archlinux 86_64 2007-08-2 (as workstation)
    Evolution - mail client
    GNOME desktop

    Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64 (as mail server)
    Postfix - mail server
    HylaFax server


    I'm prepared to setup following faxing service on Archlinux;

    1)
    Send fax direct on application, such as OOo, gedit, etc., with print command. It is similar to Symantic WinFax on Windows working as a Windows printer.


    2)
    Email to fax
    Send fax as email via HylaFax server on Ubuntu. Fax will be saved as .pdf/.tiff format and attached to the email to dispatch. The email body will be the cover page.


    But I can't figure out how to achieve my goal. Could you please shed me some light. TIA



    1)
    Send fax direct on application

    I found "WinPrint HylaFax" which is a suitable application for this purpose.

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/winprinthylafax/

    But it runs on Windows. I don't consider running it on "wine" (I have no idea whether it runs on "wine" or not)

    Then I found gfax;

    http://www.cowlug.org/gfax/


    I don't know whether it can achieve my goal - "send fax direct on application with "Print"? Any other suggestion?


    Do I still need installing HylaFax on Archlinux?



    2)
    Email to fax

    Do I need install HylaFax on Archlinux? OR make use of the Ubuntu mail server for its dispatch?


    Thanks


    B.R.
    satimis
     
  2. Flash

    Flash New Member

    Hylafax actually runs on linux and turns a linux server into a full Fax machine, I set one up here and installed a windows printer on windows clients, a linux printer on the linux machines. The hylafax server itself sends out emails to different group boxes based on rules I set up. more info can be found on hylafax.org including configuration examples. like http://www.ifax.com/component/option,com_docman/task,doc_download/gid,7/Itemid,97/

    *edit, misread your message.

    there should be a cups printer for hylafax which makes it avail to any app. but cant find it atm
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009

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