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[hylafax-users] Never ending Password prompt
Any help here would be great. I am using a debian potato system. It
installs as standard v4.0p12 of hylafax (according to faxsetup.) I am
so far unable to get hylafax to work. "faxsetup" was run automatically
when I installed the binaries. I am quite confident that this worked
properly. I am sure my modem is connected and working properly because
I have check with minicom. I ran faxaddmodem and it appears that this
went OK. At this point it may not be relevant because I just can't seem
to get hylafax to let me contact the server for apparent password
reasons? I have added my user name to the group fax which on my system
is gid 21. I don't think this matters because this group is a reminent
of an efax install. I have noticed that there is no user fax on my
system and this seems inconsistent with online documentation. When I
tried adduser fax I got an error "adduser: The group `fax' already
exists." Is this my problem? When I got rid of the group fax nothing
seems to have changed. I have made sure that my
/var/spool/fax/etc/hosts is chmod 600.
-rw------- 1 root root 15 Jun 5 00:56 hosts
Note that /etc/hylafax/hosts is the actual file on my system and
/var/spool/fax/etc is a symbolic link to /etc/hylafax
The error I keep getting is as follows. Every hylafax command I use is
rejected by a password prompt. If I type "faxstat" for example I get
prompted "Password:". If I just press enter I get
Login failed: 500 'PASS ': Syntax error, expecting password.
If I try use my users password I get
Login failed: 530 Login incorrect.
I have tried copying my hashed password from my /etc/shadow file into my
/etc/hylafax/hosts file. Example
This does not work. I have tried adding a user to the hosts file with
no password like so:
but this doesn't work. What do I have to do to be able to at least get
faxstat to work?
I tried login to the hylafax server directly by using telnet localhost
4559 but I got the same results here as well.
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