Subject: Re: HylaFAX
To: Rob Healey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Randy Terbush <email@example.com>
Date: 03/12/1995 09:40:48
> > Could someone on the list who is using hylafax with dialin/dialout
> > configuration give some clues as to how you are starting faxq, faxgetty,
> > etc.? This shared port stuff was working fine with flexfax. When
> > will I every learn?....
> 1: Start faxq from rc.local, no options on the command line.
> 2: Stary faxgetty from init, i.e. a line in /etc/ttys.
Which is what I am doing.
tty03 "/usr/local/libexec/faxgetty" vt220 on rtscts local
> I use the non modem control device, however it's nonstandard
> hardware and I've modified the driver to always return sighup
> on lost carrier to solve some sticky problems with non modem
> control devices never getting SIGHUP's.
What "non modem control device"? I'm running NetBSD-current.
> RTFM and you should be OK unless your modem is braindead and
> stupid, not too unlikely tho given the current state of Fax
> modems... B^(.
The problem is that 'faxgetty' is creating a LCK.. file and any
program on the system that honors that (which they should)
cannot dial out. The flexfax scheme seemed much more intelligent
as it "watched" the port and exec'd a getty if it needed one.
The 'faxgetty' should block on open of the tty and I thought that
the 'local' flag in /etc/ttys would cause that effect. 'softcar'?