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Re: [hylafax-users] Help required for faxmail with qmail



Hi Phil,

My 2 swiss cents...

Xware wrote:
> Help!!! Has someone already installed faxmail with qmail ????
> 
> I'm trying to setup faxmail on my SME server 5.5 with qmail and am not
> very successfull
> 
> I used the method described in http://www.hylafax.org/faxgateway.php)
> 
> My faxmail and sendfax are in /usr/bin
> 
> My hylafax release is 4.1.1.
> 
> Here is what I do :
> 
> I add '.fax:fax' to '/var/qmail/control/virtualdomains'

I don't use virtualdomains with qmail, but I think that this means that 
any mail sent to user@anysubdomain.fax is actually sent to 
fax-user@anysubdomain.fax (see PIC.local2virt in qmail doc).

> 
> I create a '.qmail-fax-default' in '/var/qmail/alias/' and put '|
> /local/etc/mailfax' into it.

This .qmail-fax-default file tells qmail that any mail sent to 
fax-anything@anylocaldomain uses the delivery method specified in this file.

WARNING! Do you already have a REAL "fax" user defined ? Because this 
would change the way to properly configure this.

> 
> I create '/local/etc/mailfax' and fill it with (release 1.2 of
> mailfax.sh-qmail modified only for my paths) :
> 
> 	TMPVAR=${SENDER//\`/}
> 	TMPVAR=${TMPVAR//\$\(/}
> 	SENDER=${TMPVAR//\)/}
> 
> 	/usr/bin/faxmail | /usr/bin/sendfax-f "$SENDER" -d
> "$EXT2@`/usr/bin/expr \"$HOST\" : '\(.*\)\.fax$'`"
> 
> 
> I then restart qmail.
> 
> But when I send a mail to 'ppl@046603XXXX.fax', the mailer-daemon
> answers to me :

So now, when you send a mail to 'ppl@046603XXXX.fax' the previous 
configuration tells qmail to actually send the mail to 
'fax-ppl@046603XXXX.fax'. This mail would be delivered to fax-ppl 
locally, using the .qmail-fax-default delivery method ONLY IF 
'04660XXX.fax' is known as a local domain for which your system is the 
recipient host. The problem might be to let your SMTP server 
(qmail-smtpd) know that '04660XXX.fax' is to be delivered locally. You 
can do this by adding '.fax' in /var/qmail/control/rcpthosts. This works 
only if you send the mail from a different host, it is not necessary if 
you send the mail from the SMTP server itself.

Could you describe your network a bit more? Apparently, the HylaFAX host 
is the same as the qmail host, right ? But do you want to send faxes 
from other hosts ?

> 
> "	Hi. This is the qmail-send program at xware.fr. 
> 	I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the
> following addresses. 
> 	This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work
> out. 
> 
> 	<ppl@046603XXXX.fax>: 
> 	Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.1.1) "
> 
> I thought I followed the installation step by step but it does not work.
> ;-(
> 
> Can anyone tell me where I messed up ??? 
> 
> I really need to have this working !!
> 
> Thanks a lot in advance for any help.
> 
> --
> Phil.

Well, not sure but HTH :-)

Maurice
> 
> 
> 
> 
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