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Fax Server

Postby ZeonOtaku » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:20 pm

Anybody have any experience in using a modem on a Mint machine and using it like a fax server?

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Re: Fax Server

Postby xenopeek » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:01 pm

Fax server? You mean sending and receiving faxes through a modem, or do you mean you want this computer connected to a local network and be able to send faxes from other computers on the network to this one?

For the former, perhaps searching also for solutions on Ubuntu will help. Here is one hit for sending and receiving faxes: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupAndFax
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Re: Fax Server

Postby ZeonOtaku » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:44 pm

I wonder... don't know for sure, but I wonder. If those instructions would work for Mint. Mint's easier to hook into a Windows network.

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Re: Fax Server

Postby xenopeek » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:08 pm

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, so yes that will generally work. Unless you are using LMDE and posted here by mistake :wink:
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Re: Fax Server

Postby ZeonOtaku » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:06 pm

Ideally I'd want other computers on the network to be able to use the computer to send faxes out through the modem.

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Re: Fax Server

Postby xenopeek » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:09 pm

Sounds like HylaFax is the one to look into: http://www.serverubuntu.it/node/8
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Re: Fax Server

Postby ZeonOtaku » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:40 pm

Will that work with mint?

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Re: Fax Server

Postby xenopeek » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:39 pm

xenopeek wrote:Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, so yes that will generally work.

But research it some more, there is probably a more up-to-date for using HylaFax.
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Re: Fax Server

Postby ZeonOtaku » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:03 pm

Thanks for you help.


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