[Samba] Sambafax - which windows PS driver works? & other options?

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Tue May 27 01:46:44 GMT 2003

All I do with the pstotext program is to convert postscript files to text
for my own uses. I don't convert postscript files from window printers
to text.

When I need to send postscript files to my print server from windows
clients, I use the HP laserjet III + driver.


On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 10:52:10AM +0930, Matthew Western wrote:
> ah, i did notice that in the man page.    i've followed it through and can
> see that the ps2ascii fails to render back to the original text (notepad in
> winblows).  i've commented out the bottom line of sambafax script and then
> manually do the ps2ascii and see that it doensnt' work.
> thanks for the tip.  what driver do you use on the windows client end?  just
> the adobe ps driver or something else?  and do you have the PS driver using
> EPS or not?
> :)
> M
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel Hammer [mailto:Joel at HammersHome.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:34 AM
> To: Matthew Western; linux-users at linux-sxs.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Sambafax - which windows PS driver works? & other
> options?
> I am not quite sure of the error you are experiencing, but I used to
> use ps2ascii but switched a long time ago to pstotext. I was happier
> with pstotext.
> Joel
>  On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 09:11:52AM +0930, Matthew Western wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I have a nicely working samba/cups print server working and have sambafax
> > http://www.purpel3.com/sambafax/ installed and working to a certain
> extent.
> >
> > The problem i have is that no matter what post script driver I use on the
> > windows end, the ps2ascii line in the sambafax cups backend scripts seems
> to
> > not be able to change back to the original readable text and thus fails
> > parse the Fax-Nr: xxxxxxx line.
> >
> > Does anyone have a working sambafax server and know what driver I should
> be
> > using and if this sambafax is as good as it seems?  or is there something
> > better than this?
> >
> > are there any other options for a fax backend for CUPS?  i've managed to
> get
> > Cypheus or WHFC working on a different test machine, but don't want to
> > install this client software on every machine that wants to fax, not to
> > mention try to explain to each user how to use it.
> >
> > Thanks and regards
> > Matthew
> >
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