Manual Reference Pages - FAXGETTY (8)
faxgetty - HylaFAX front-door process
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faxgetty 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.
faxgetty monitors modem usage and notifies the HylaFAX scheduler process
when a modems status changes; e.g. when a modem is busy
with an outbound call.
faxgetty should be run for each facsimile modem on a machine.
faxgetty is typically started by
faxgetty can 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.
faxgetty listens to its facsimile modem for incoming calls
and to a
FIFO special file on which it accepts command directives from
administrative commands such as
faxgetty also catches
SIGINT 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
program to handle incoming data connections the
GettyArgs parameter must be setup in the configuration file.
The configuration file is located in the spooler hierarchy
etc subdirectory and is named
devid is an identifier derived from the name of
the modems device file; for example
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
not disassociate itself from the controlling tty.
Do not change the process priority when receiving facsimile.
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
for a complete discussion of the structure and
content of the spooling area.
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