efax-gtk-socket-client - a client of efax-gtk to work with lpd/lprng
This program enables lpd/lprng to access the efax-gtk socket server. Meaning the
user can send faxes to a printer, which will ack as a fax.
It takes two arguments - first a hostname to connect to, and secondly a port
number at that hostname to connect to. All efax-gtk-socket-client does is to
read from standard input (in this case from lpd/lprng) and passes it to a
socket at the hostname and port number passed as arguments to it (namely the
hostname of the computer efax-gtk is running on - normally you would specify
localhost - and the port number of the socket).
This will cause a printer by the name of "fax" to be available, which
(if printed to) will send the file to the efax-gtk socket server. If you set
efax-gtk to listen on a port other than port 9900, you will need to amend the
file /var/spool/fax/efax-gtk-faxfilter by hand to specify the correct port
number on which efax-gtk is listening.
Don't forget to restart the lpd printer daemon after amending /etc/printcap.
[ hostname ] - The name of the host to listen to. Usually should be locahlhost.
[ port ] - the port number to listen to on the [ hostname ].
efax-gtk-socket-client was written by Chris Vine
This manual page was written by Lior Kaplan <email@example.com>, for the
Debian project (but may be used by others).