HYLAFAX TABLE OF CONTENTS
This is the table of contents for the documentation included with the
HylaFAX software distribution.
contains single file versions of this documentation in various formats
including HTML and PostScript (suitable for printing).
If you are looking for ancillary materials such as the FAQ or
mailing list archives, consult the section on
BUILDING FROM SOURCE
- How to build the software from source code
The critical chapter to read when working with the source
distribution. The information in this chapter may also be useful to
folks working with binary distributions.
- Before You Start
If you do not read this section before you run configure then
you may do extra work and get pretty frustrated.
- C++ runtime libraries
- ps2fax binary for IRIX systems
- The Build Procedure
When the software builds without a hitch you can
ignore this stuff; but if not be prepared to spend some time
reading the fine print.
- Build Trees
- Configuration Files
- Configuring Packages
- Configuring the HTML Documentation
- Upgrading From FlexFAX
- A Sample Configuration Session
- Configuration Parameters
- Troubleshooting Build Problems
Building this software is bulletproof; you'll never need this
- System-specific Guidance
Information about pitfalls for specific systems are provided;
some of this stuff is just too hard to handle automatically
in the normal build support.
- Building Ghostscript for use with HylaFAX
Quick help on what to do to create a version of Ghostscript suitable for
use as the PostScript Raster Image Processor (RIP) that HylaFAX
uses to image outbound facsimile documents.
- Basic server configuration
Step by step instructions on setting up a server machine once the
software is installed from a source or binary distribution.
This material describes only the basic work required to get a
- Advanced server configuration
Information about optional facilities provided
by HylaFAX. The material here is typically short and introductory
with more complete information found in the reference documentation
The last few sections give some background information about how
the various modem-related configuration parameters fit together so
that you can understand how the large set of tunable parameters can
be most effectively used.
- Alpha-numeric pager support
Setting up the optional facility for sending alpha-numeric messages
to pager devices using the IXO/TAP or UCP communication protocol.
- Setting up SNPP
SNPP is the protocol used by client applications to
submit requests to send pages.
- Setting up Pagesend
This is the backend program that does the actual delivery
of the a page request by talking IXO/TAP or UCP over a phone connection
to a paging service provider.
- How to setup a client.
What to do to setup a system that is going to run only the
- About server operation.
Quick description of what goes on on a server machine and what
administrative tasks must be managed for a server. The material
in this section is mostly a reiteration of information in other
sections from an administration perspective.
- How to setup a mail to fax gateway
It is simple to arrange for electronic mail messages to automatically
get submitted as facimile.
HylaFAX includes fairly extensive support for controlling the content
and delivery of facsimile submited in this way.
- Troubleshooting HylaFAX Problems
If you have a problem this is where to start.
This chapter discusses the facilities provided by HylaFAX for
diagnosing problems and gives specific examples of how to use them.
There are also comments about the most frequently encountered problems.
The material in this chapter is supplemented by the
Answered Questions document (HylaFAQ) which is updated more
frequently than this documentation and often contains information
relevant to problems with specific distributions.
- Client Basics
If you are running a client command line application such as
sendfax or faxstat and do not know where to begin
then this is the place.
- Client Access Control Problems
What to do when a server will not let you in
but you think should be allowed.
Be sure that basic communication with the server works
before trying the advise given here.
- Server Basics
Basic information that you need to get started debugging problems
that might occur on a server machine.
You will find information here about the tracing logs
that are the key to understanding server problems.
- Scheduler Operation
When the central scheduler will not process your job or it is not
doing what you expect read this section.
- Session Tracing
An introduction to the session tracing logs maintained for
all phone calls serviced by HylaFAX.
- PostScript Document Preparation
What to try when you just can not figure out why the PostScript
document you submitted for transmission keeps getting rejected.
- TIFF Document Preparation
TIFF documents are handled just like PostScript documents; sort of.
If something goes wrong sending a TIFF document and you do not
understand then look here.
- Communication Problems
The most common area of frustration; some guidance and suggestions
on what to do when a job does not go through.
- Getty Problems
If you encounter problems arranging for inbound data calls to be
handled look here.
- Problems With UUCP, cu, tip, etc.
When HylaFAX and the normal system programs do not play together
you may find this information useful in figuring out what is wrong.
- Alpha-numeric pager support
A bit of advise on common problems encountered when using
the IXO/TAP or UCP support.
Last updated $Date: 2002/05/02 22:03:01 $.