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Old 01-07-2007, 01:49 AM   #1
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help: Building Fax Server for Windows Networks


Hi,

I've tried to look for similar threads like this but unfortunate to find 1 that will guide thru the rest of the setup.

First of all, I'm so new to Linux that I've only started last 2 weeks ago just because I need to setup a Fax Server for the office. I've downloaded CentOS 4.4 and tried to follow the instructions I've found on the net on how to setup HylaFAX. I believe I was able to setup hylafax successfully but only on the local machine (although I haven't tried sending faxes using a phone line, but the fax does show in the faxstat.)

My problem is setting it up for the whole office to use. We're on a Windows Domain and all of the staffs are using Windows XP. I've tried to setup samba to share the fax printer as stated on all the guides i've seen on the net. I also configured the printfax.pl to work with hylafax. But still I'm getting an error on samaba. I don't know if it's a samba problem or if it's a hylafax problem. It's really difficult to troubleshoot since I'm a noob in Linux.

I hope that some of you guys was able to setup Hylafax (Preferably on a CentOS but not really important) on a Windows Network. I would like to ask for your big help in giving me a full detailed plan and guidelines on how to setup a Fax Server on windows Network.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Sherwin
 
Old 01-08-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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But still I'm getting an error on samaba. I don't know if it's a samba problem or if it's a hylafax problem. It's really difficult to troubleshoot since I'm a noob in Linux.
It's pretty tough even when you're experienced if folk don't tell you what the error messages are.

We'll ned to know more about how you've set up samba, how the printer share is set up, and so on. What happens when you try to use the fax printer? Have you tried sharing a regular printer from this machine?
 
Old 01-08-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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According to this hylafax howto, you need to have client software installed as well as the server.

Install methos can be important - i.e. Under Debian it is easy:
http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_hylafax_server

What you are using for a fax machine is important too...
For eg:
http://vigna.dsi.unimi.it/fax4CUPS/
... creates a fax printer than sends faxes via a serial fax-modem.
 
  


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