faxstate sends a message to the HylaFAX
modem telling it to use the specified state when notifying the
HylaFAX scheduler that a modem is ready and available for use.
This is useful for controlling outbound use of a modem; by
marking a modems state as
down the HylaFAX scheduler will not assign any outbound jobs to the modem.
modem can either be the name (typically the
last component of the terminal port the
modem is attached to), or the full name
of the associated
FIFO named pipe file, e.g. FIFO.ttym2.
faxstate emulates what
faxgetty would do; sending a message directly to the
faxq process marking the specified modem down, busy, or ready.
This interface is useful for send-only environments in which
faxgetty processes are not used.
Note that modems manipulated in this way must previously have
been configured with the