[plug] Fax server options
tim.bowden at westnet.com.au
Tue Oct 21 11:25:50 WST 2008
On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 21:38 +0800, Chris Wake wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 05:35:41 pm Tim Bowden wrote:
> > I'm looking at setting up a fax server for sending and receiving faxes.
> > A quick look shows two main options- mgetty-fax/ mgetty-viewfax or
> > HylaFAX.
> > The functionality I'm after is to have a "fax Printer" shared across the
> > network by cups (and possibly samba for any windows hosts that may
> > occasionally be used) and have incoming faxes stored as pdf's for
> > collection. An email to predetermined user(s) when a new incoming fax
> > is processed would be nice (with the pdf attached?) but isn't strictly
> > required.
> > Is anyone able to make any recommendations as to how things should be
> > done?
> > Thanks,
> > Tim Bowden
> I've had good success using HylaFAX for one of my business clients - stable
> and dependable fax2email solution that was relatively easy to setup.
> More fun was Asterisk (and AsterFax), especially with a VOIP provider that
> does free local and national calls ;-) If I recall the downside here was
> being limited to the ALAW/ULAW codecs to do faxes which bites if you want to
> make decent quality phone calls on the same trunk.
Thanks Chris, looks like I'll be going with HylaFAX.
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