I have a 14,4 kbs faxmodem, Best (Rockwell) and sending and receiveing
faxes works great, but....
I first had problem to use seyon when the faxd was active. It seems
that the faxd removes the lockfile from /var/spool/uucp and sends
the faxinitializationstring to the modem and that makes a mess of the
The solution was to set the "UUCPLockTimeout" to 0 which means, that
the faxd will never remove the lockfile. That procedure is left to
kermit or seyon or whatever you use.
However even though seyon worked perfect I did not get "term" to
work with faxd active. Nothing happened after I started the remote
term, quitted seyon without* up and started the local term.
AND there WAS a lockfile in /var/spool/uucp all the time that should
protect the connection from that evil faxd...EVIL?
No t<putyourtermapplicationhere>:s worked. No error messages no nothing.
If I kill faxd before starting seyon everything works well.
Well thats not a huge problem, one could always kill faxd before
starting any terminal-applications and start it again when you
are done, BUT the problems did not stop there...:-(
When I tried the call my own machine from outside the fun just started...
I have AdaptiveAnswer "yes" and AnswerRotary "fax data" and AnswerBias "1".
I got a connection with this 9600 modem but after the
"CONNECT 9600"-message the silly thing sends the faxinitialisationstring
to my dialup-terminal???? And it sends it over and over again until
I gets fed up and hang up.
This was in the morning.. when I came home in the evening I discovered
from the logfile, that faxd had tried to answer calls without anybody even
calling, about every 2-3 minutes and it was still doing it. When
I picked the phone up during one of these sessions I found that, yes,
the faxmodem was sending a "faxcarrier" or whatever it is called. At least
it did not make any outgoing calls or I would have been ruined..;-)
So, for about 9 hours about 24 times/hour urf...
I killed faxd, sent some atz:s to the modem, started the faxd again
and everything seemed fine again....
But I must have missed something...WHAT?
FlexFax seems to be a very flexible program and I think I would
like it, but is it too flexible for me?
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