Samba and Fax

Joerg Lenneis lenneis at
Sun Sep 21 16:16:39 GMT 1997

shyde at (Simon Hyde) writes:

> On Sun, 21 Sep 1997 03:29:48 +1000, you wrote:
> >> I looked at this, however this simply uses a substring search to find
> >> the faxnumber in the body of the document.
> >> 
> >> This is a problem for two reasons - one, we have to train everyone to
> >> enter faxes a certain way, and typing and syntax mistakes are not
> >> immediately obvious.
> >> 
> >> As a result, this will end up an administrative and support nightmare
> >> for us.
> >> 
> >> Any other solutions?
> >

[more sugestions deleted]

Just to make things a bit more varied, two more possibilities:

- Send the document as is to the fax print queue. Use a script as the
  print command that sends a Winpopup message (via smbclient) to the
  user, asking for the telephone number the fax should be sent to. The
  user sends a winpopup message with the number back to Samba and
  faxing continues.

- Same as above, but instead of Winpopup use a little public domain
  client program under Windows 95, available from It asks (after being initiated from
  the server) the number from the user and sends it back to the server.


Joerg Lenneis

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