The comms/hylafax port

hylafax-6.0.6p14 – send/receive faxes and share modems (cvsweb github)


HylaFAX is an enterprise-class system for sending and receiving
facsimiles as well as for sending alpha-numeric pages.  The software is
designed around a client-server architecture.  Fax modems may reside on
a single machine on a network and clients can submit an outbound job
from any other machine on the network.  Client software is designed to
be lightweight and easy to port.

HylaFAX is designed to be very robust and reliable.  The fax server is
designed to guard against unexpected failures in the software, in the
configuration, in the hardware and in general use.  HylaFAX can support
multiple modems and a heavy traffic load.

If you expect to send more than a few facsimiles a day, then HylaFAX is
the fax package for you!!


$OpenBSD: README,v 1.8 2019/04/21 15:44:05 cwen Exp $

| Running ${PKGSTEM} on OpenBSD

Post-installation steps
Hylafax needs some manual configuration before it is usable.

Make sure that you have configured HylaFAX before running faxq:
	server: ${TRUEPREFIX}/sbin/faxsetup
	incoming calls: /etc/ttys

When you are asked to specify the name of tty device, use a tty device
existing on your architecture instead of "ttyd1".

For accepting incoming FAX/data calls, modify /etc/ttys(5) to contain
something like this:

    tty00	"${TRUEPREFIX}/sbin/faxgetty"	dialup	on

and send a SIGHUP to init(8).

Additional documentation at


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