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Re: [hylafax-users] Hylafax vs mgetty and sendfax

> Does anyone have any experience with these two software packages - I'm
> trying to
> figure out which one to use
> I currently have mgetty set up to auto start ppp connections for incoming
> phone
> calls so have a tendency to stick with it and it's sendfax package
> But it looks like Hylafax will do something similar and has a cups printer
> driver
> and windows clients (for my heterogeneous network) that make it look
> appealing
> It also looks like hylafax will support modem pooling groups (although I
> don't need
> this feature at this time - it may be useful in the future)

I was just looking at mgetty and I don't think it can be used with Hylafax,
at least without an investigation.  But, I've run Hylafax, dialin PPP,
regular logins, and dialout clients all on the same line.  As long
as all the programs respect UUCP port locking, no toes get stepped on.

For PPP dialin, just have an account set up that executes a script instead
of a login shell.  For example, I have an /etc/passwd entry:

ppp-login:8iCigElf8MzuA:601:600:PPP login:/tmp:/usr/local/etc/ppp-login

with the script:

#! /bin/sh
echo start
TTY=`basename $TTY`
exec /usr/sbin/pppd file /etc/ppp/options.$TTY

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