phone call and fax on one line

phone call and fax on one line

Post by Davide Barbie » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00

        I have a modem/fax and a linux box. I have only one phone                        
line, and I want to be able to receive fax, and normal call as well.                      

What I need is a program that automatically recognized if it is a normal                  
call, or a fax one. In the first case, I want that the program let me                    
answer manually (do nothing), and in the second I want the program                        
to answer, and pick up the fax. Is it possible?                                          


PS> I have tried mgetty, but it answer to fax and normal call as well.                    
If my girl friend phone me, mgetty answers her. I have to answer her :-)  

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1. Fax in middle of phone call

I am trying to recieve a fax from one of those fax-back services
which can send the fax at the end of the phone call requesting the
document.  Is there any to do this with efax or mgetty?  I tried efax,
but it had trouble taking over from the voice call and connecting with
the fax machine on the other end.

 - Ian

"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations." -- Tolkien

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