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    Question Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(& a supported usb modem.)

    I don't send or receive a lot of faxes. So I don't really want to go the server router(HylaFAX). Just looking for recommendations or thoughts. If all else fails I guess I could use the windows fax set up in my virtual machine with USB passthrough but its bad enough that I have to for my tomtom already.


    Any help is much appreciated

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    Default Re: Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(&a supported usb modem.)

    On 05/04/2014 02:26 AM, krj373 wrote:
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    > I don't send or receive a lot of faxes. So I don't really want to go the
    > server router(HylaFAX). Just looking for recommendations or thoughts. If
    > all else fails I guess I could use the windows fax set up in my virtual
    > machine with USB passthrough but its bad enough that I have to for my
    > tomtom already.
    >
    >
    > Any help is much appreciated
    >


    I have never sent a fax in linux so forgive me if I am wrong but if you
    have an HP fax machine I think you can use hplip.


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    Default Re: Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(& a supported usb modem.)

    Quote Originally Posted by krj373 View Post
    I don't send or receive a lot of faxes. So I don't really want to go the server router(HylaFAX). Just looking for recommendations or thoughts. If all else fails I guess I could use the windows fax set up in my virtual machine with USB passthrough but its bad enough that I have to for my tomtom already. Any help is much appreciated
    Hi, you might want to give efax and efax-gtk a spin. You will even find an article about it here : http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201301/page09.html HTH lenwolf

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    Default Re: Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(&a supported usb modem.)

    On 2014-05-04 08:26, krj373 wrote:
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    > I don't send or receive a lot of faxes. So I don't really want to go the
    > server router(HylaFAX). Just looking for recommendations or thoughts. If
    > all else fails I guess I could use the windows fax set up in my virtual
    > machine with USB passthrough but its bad enough that I have to for my
    > tomtom already.
    >
    >
    > Any help is much appreciated


    Well... I investigated this years ago, and the best one was hylafax, so
    personally I can not talk about other software.

    I have a note about "efax-gtk", and a link here:

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ffice.-637143/

    I have not tested if the URL is still working.

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    Default Re: Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(& a supported usb modem.)

    lenwolf wrote:

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    > krj373;2641148 Wrote:
    >> I don't send or receive a lot of faxes. So I don't really want to

    go
    >> the server router(HylaFAX). Just looking for recommendations or
    >> thoughts. If all else fails I guess I could use the windows fax set
    >> up in my virtual machine with USB passthrough but its bad enough

    that
    >> I have to for my
    >> tomtom already. Any help is much appreciated Hi, you might

    want
    >> to give efax and efax-gtk a spin. You will even

    > find an article about it here :
    > http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201301/page09.html HTH lenwolf
    >

    This is just what I've been looking for. Thanks for the link to the
    how to article. efax-gtk is available in the openSUSE repo's also.

    Have you tried this on a fiber-optics network? My regular push button
    phone plugs into the wall, then to a box outside that sends it over
    the fiber network.

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    Default Re: Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(&a supported usb modem.)

    On 2014-05-04 17:59, upscope wrote:
    > lenwolf wrote:



    > Have you tried this on a fiber-optics network? My regular push button
    > phone plugs into the wall, then to a box outside that sends it over
    > the fiber network.


    It should work as well as over POTs, which is also digitalized, but at
    the exchange. In fact better, as the copper line to the exchange can be
    kilometres. Similar to using ISDN with an analogical fax.

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    Default Re: Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(& a supported usb modem.)

    Thanks for the help. Will give efax a try.

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    Default Re: Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(& a supported usb modem.)

    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    This is just what I've been looking for. Thanks for the link to the how to article. efax-gtk is available in the openSUSE repo's also. Have you tried this on a fiber-optics network? My regular push button phone plugs into the wall, then to a box outside that sends it over the fiber network.
    No I haven't. But if you can plug in a regular phone, there's no reason a regular modem shouldn't also work. HTH Lenwolf

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    Default Re: Can anybody recommend a simple app for sending/recieving faxes(&a supported usb modem.)

    On 2014-05-05 08:16, lenwolf wrote:
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    > upscope;2641206 Wrote:
    >> This is just what I've been looking for. Thanks for the link to the how
    >> to article. efax-gtk is available in the openSUSE repo's also. Have you
    >> tried this on a fiber-optics network? My regular push button phone plugs
    >> into the wall, then to a box outside that sends it over the fiber
    >> network.


    > No I haven't. But if you can plug in a regular phone, there's no
    > reason a regular modem shouldn't also work. HTH Lenwolf


    No, that doesn't follow :-)

    For instance, I know of at least one phone company some years ago
    offering long distance voice phone calls at cheaper prices. The clients
    just had to place the calls prefixing the numbers with a 3 or 4 digit
    code, so they needed no hardware change or new phone lines.

    Well, it happened that the international pipe was compressed, four voice
    channels on one 64K digital channel, a fact that not even the
    technicians knew.

    People started to notice that, when using this cheaper service, they
    could not send international faxes, strange error on negotiation phase
    or later.

    The company had then to clarify that "fax was not supported" in this
    generic voice service. Ie, fax was not POTS
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_o...ephone_service).

    (It is a similar to mobile GSM: voice is compressed with codecs. Try to
    send faxes. See <http://home.intekom.com/option/datatut.htm> for some
    old info.)


    Obviously, I see no reason why a fiber company would do such a daft thing.


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