faxgetty - HylaFAX
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is the HylaFAX
server program that listens for incoming
phone calls and either handles each call directly or hands it off to an
appropriate program. In addition faxgetty
monitors modem usage and
notifies the HylaFAX
scheduler process when a modem's status changes;
e.g. when a modem is busy with an outbound call.
should be run for each facsimile modem on a machine.
is typically started by init
also be used with data-only modems; this may be desirable if some of the
non-facsimile features are important, such as the support for screening calls
according to Caller-ID information.
listens to its facsimile modem for incoming calls and to a
special file on which it accepts command directives from
administrative commands such as faxanswer
(8) and faxabort
also catches SIGTERM
signals; cleaning up any necessary resources before exiting.
Many aspects of faxgetty
operation are controlled through a configuration
file. In particular, for faxgetty
to automatically invoke the
(8) program to handle incoming data connections the
parameter must be setup in the configuration file. The
configuration file is located in the spooler hierarchy in the etc
subdirectory and is named config.devid,
is an identifier derived from the name of the modem's device
file; for example ttym2
. Consult hylafax-config
(5) for detailed information
on the contents of configuration files.
- This option forces faxgetty to detach itself from
the controlling tty from which it was invoked. In normal operation
faxgetty will not disassociate itself from the controlling
- Do not change the process priority when receiving
facsimile. Normally faxgetty will raise its priority to reduce i/o
latency. This option is useful for debugging.
- -q dir
- The specified directory is treated as the spooling area.
The default spooling area, /var/spool/hylafax, is defined at the
time the software is built.
/var/spool/hylafax/FIFO. device FIFO special file for submitting commands
/var/spool/hylafax/etc/config. device device-specific configuration file
(5) for a complete discussion of the structure and
content of the spooling area.