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Re: [vox-tech] Mgetty-fax problems

På måndag, 04 april 2005, skrev Mark K. Kim:
> What does your "mgetty.config" look like?  It looks like you need to add a
> "fax-owner" option to specify the user that will receive the fax, and
> without that option it defaults to a username specified at compile time
> (but who knows what that is! -- check the debian manual?)  More info on
> "mgetty.config":
>    http://home.leo.org/~doering/mgetty/mgetty_16.html#SEC16

There is some commented-out stuff in /etc/mgetty/mgetty.config about

     32 #  use these options to make incoming faxes owned by "root.uucp" 
     33 #  and mode "rw-r-----" (0640). *LEADING ZERO NEEDED!*
     34 #fax-owner root
     35 #fax-group uucp
     36 #fax-mode 0640

I tried setting these to fax-owner: hajhouse and fax-group: users and sent
another test fax. Here are the resulting log lines:

04/04 14:11:07 yS1  wfr: waiting for ``RING''
04/04 14:11:07 yS1  send: ATA[0d]
04/04 14:11:07 yS1  waiting for ``CONNECT''
04/04 14:12:07 yS1  found action string: ``NO CARRIER''
04/04 14:12:07 ##### failed A_FAIL dev=ttyS1, pid=22800, caller='none', conn='', name=''

04/04 14:12:07 yS1  mgetty: experimental test release 1.1.31-Jul24
04/04 14:12:07 yS1  check for lockfiles
04/04 14:12:07 yS1  locking the line
04/04 14:12:08 yS1  lowering DTR to reset Modem
04/04 14:12:08 yS1  send: \dATQ0V1H0[0d]
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  waiting for ``OK'' ** found **
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  send: AT[0d]
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  waiting for ``OK'' ** found **
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  mdm_send: 'ATI'
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  Generic Rockwell modem (56000)
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  mdm_send: 'ATI3'
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  mdm_send: 'ATI4'
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  additional info: 'Smart One 56SX92-SCM'
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  modem quirks: 0004
04/04 14:12:09 yS1  mdm_send: 'AT+FCLASS=2' -> ERROR
04/04 14:12:10 yS1  mdm_send: 'AT+FCLASS=2.0' -> ERROR
04/04 14:12:10 yS1  mdm_send: 'AT+FCLASS=2' -> ERROR
04/04 14:12:10 yS1  waiting...

No file arrived.

I also tried adding the -F option to mgetty to force it to treat incominf
calls as fax calls. Still I received no file, though the sending fax machine
reported a sucessful transmission. The log messages were similar to the

> There's probably more options to be concerned about, but I'm not sure what
> else -- my experience with mgetty is unfortunately limited primarily to
> working with voice modems.
> BTW, do you know about the mgetty mailing list?  It's been a while since I
> was on it, but it's really excellent:
>    http://home.leo.org/~doering/mgetty/
> If you need more seasoned help, I'm sure they'll be a great resource!

Thanks for all your suggestions. I think I will ask for help there since
this looks like it might be an obscure problem.

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