Samba and Winfax
RICK_ at t-online.de
Thu Jan 21 05:36:13 GMT 1999
Patrick J.M. Keane wrote:
> I am interested in talking with anyone who has successfully used Samba
> to print from a Unix machine to Winfax. Like most Windows Fax
> programs, Winfax uses a fake printer to send the data to Winfax.
> However, although Winfax pops up when I use Samba to print to it, the
> actual data does not appear. Please contact me if you have any hints
> on this --
> Since I am not a subscriber of this list, please email me directly.
I´ve considered the idea of using WINFAX, but I use HylaFAX instead!
HylaFAX is a written by Sam_Leffler at SGI and friends. It is free
OpenSource Software (like SAMBA), running on almost all Unixes, very
stable and reliable, and the are some fine (free) M$-Win96/98/NT clients
In our office, the Unix-box is the only machine running 24 hours a day.
All clients (WIN9x,NT) and our Unix-application
(self-coded/Informix-based) put some faxjobs to the Unixbox and HylaFAX
sends the faxes immediately or scheduled over night.
If you´ve managed to configure SAMBA, you will sure succeed in running
HylaFAX too. If you´ve got trouble, there exist also a list with a lot
of HylaFAX-gurus to subscribe to.
Have a look at www.sgi.com (I don´t remember the URL exactly, but if you
´re interested - I can find it out for you.
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