- 1 HylaFAX for SME Server
- 1.1 Version
- 1.2 Maintainer
- 1.3 Description
- 1.4 Documentation
- 1.5 Installation
- 1.6 Enable Hylafax to start at boot
- 1.7 Usage
- 1.8 Other Modifications and Customizations
- 1.9 Bugs
- 1.10 Changelog
HylaFAX for SME Server
HylaFAX is an enterprise-class system for sending and receiving facsimiles as well as for sending alpha-numeric pages.
The software is designed around a client-server architecture. Fax modems may reside on a single machine on a network and clients can submit an outbound job from any other machine on the network.
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-hylafax
signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot
you might need to install dag repo : https://wiki.contribs.org/Dag#tab=For_SME_9
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs,smedev,dag install smeserver-hylafax
then you need to issue:
/sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/hylafax/hyla.conf /sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/init/ttyS0.conf /bin/rm -f /etc/cron.daily/hylafax signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot
Enable Hylafax to start at boot
config setprop hylafax status enabled
Make sure that your modem is plugged into the serial port and turned on, then run
Answer the questions as required.
Accept the defaults on most everything except
the county & area code and telephone number of the fax line.
Take note of your modems port
The inittab template assumes you are using ttyS0
see options below for how to change to ttyS1
You can modify your answers later, see below
signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot
/etc/rc.d/init.d/hylafax [start | restart] /sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/inittab /sbin/init q
/etc/rc.d/init.d/hylafax stop config setprop hylafax status disabled expand-template /etc/inittab /sbin/init q
rpm -e hylafax smeserver-hylafax
Optional, Download this contrib: http://smerp.free.fr/fichiers/binaires/SMERPFax-0.8b1-1.noarch.rpm The SMERPFax-contrib from Christian Dumont gives you a configurable panel to Hylafax! You can download the english version .pdf Manual here
Receiving faxes by e-mail
All incoming faxes go to the user faxmaster, or forwarded as you have configured. Forwarding can be configured in /etc/hylafax/etc/FaxDisptach
Sending faxes by e-mail
One of the main uses for HylaFAX is as an e-mail to fax gateway. This gateway unifies a users communications, so that faxing is as simple as using an e-mail client. The user can e-mail email@example.com and know that the message typed, and any attachment will be faxed via HylaFAX.
To setup an e-mail to fax gateway using HylaFAX, a few simple scripts are needed to convert attachments into postscript so that HylaFAX can then use them. By default you can send e-mails with pdf attachments, postscript attachments or tiff attachments.
Send an e-mail from your favorite mailing software to the SME-Server. This means that the smtp server in your e-mail software must be set to the SME-Server. Because the e-mail address we are going to be using will only be known by our server. Then we will send an e-mail with the following recepeint: Name@FaxNumber.fax
- The name can be any name.
- The fax number is going to be used for faxing the document.
- Mail can only be send as a plain text e-mail.
- Mail can have a postscript, pdf or tiff attachment, this attachment will also be faxed.
- Don't expect your html formatted e-mails to be faxed! Sorry!
Download Client Software from:
Login on your SME Server with ssh and make new faxusers:
faxadduser -p password username faxadduser -p password2 username2
Install the HylaFAX Client, configure with these values:
Server IP: Your SME Server IP Port: 4559 Username: above username Passord: above password
Other Modifications and Customizations
ports other than ttyS0, or to disable
config setprop hylafax status disabled config setprop hylafax port ttyS1 /sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/inittab /sbin/init q
Change permissions and other settings in the config.MODEM file
nano -w /etc/hylafax/etc/config.ttyS0
# make attachments readable RecvFileMode: 0666 LogFileMode: 0666 DeviceMode: 0666 # for shared lines RingsBeforeAnswer: 10 # change to suit SpeakerVolume: quiet LocalIdentifier: "Pagen Vegan Pty Ltd"
To be able to send a fax by mailfax with the latest version of HylaFax (4.4.x-y and further - see the post  to see explained the problem you may encounter without modifications), edit the file:
nano -w /var/spool/hylafax/etc/mailfax
Comment out the following lines, like:
### /usr/bin/faxmail -f Helvetica-Bold | /usr/bin/sendfax \ ### -f "$SENDER" \ ### -n -d "$EXT2@`/usr/bin/expr \"$HOST\" : '\(.*\)\.fax$'`"
Underneath the above lines add:
/usr/bin/faxmail -s a4 \ -n -u uucp "$EXT2@`/usr/bin/expr \"$HOST\" : '\(.*\)\.fax$'`" \ "$SENDER"
Further customizations are possible:
/usr/bin/faxmail -s a4 \ -n -N -T -u uucp -t done "$EXT2@`/usr/bin/expr \"$HOST\" : '\(.*\)\.fax$'`" \ "$SENDER"
-N -> this switch disable the faxmail Cover Page, otherwise autogenerated translating the mail header: this may be an "unuseful" cover with a mostly blank page;
-T -> this switch can disable empty blank pages at the end of your fax;
-t done -> in this way you can get your notification (receipt) concerning your fax transaction for both succesfull or failed faxes; this is a sample of the success message you'll receive in your mailbox:
Your job to 011654321 was completed successfully. Pages: 1 Receiver: 011 99988812 Quality: 196 Page Width: 209 (mm) Page Length: 296 Signal Rate: 9600 bit/s Data Format: 2-D MMR Remote Equipment: unknown Remote Station: Dialogs: 1 (exchanges with remote device) Calls: 1 (total phone calls placed) Modem: any Submitted From: localhost JobID: 28 GroupID: 28 CommID: c000000077 Processing time was 1:07.
The fax is attached as a pdf file if not selected otherwise another file format.
|ID||Product||Version||Status||Summary (3 tasks)|
|9490||SME Contribs||9.1||CONFIRMED||import SMERPFAX panel to smeserver-hylafax rpm|
|9485||SME Contribs||9.1||IN_PROGRESS||Hylafax on SME9.1|
|3000||SME Contribs||7.1||CONFIRMED||smeserver-hylafax 0.9-4 problems|
Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.