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Re: [hylafax-users] What is your percentage of hard failures
Andrew Taylor wrote:
We have 18 modems here in the US handling about 4000 fax jobs a day
with a 35% average failure rate.
Failure rates from 30 to 50% are catastrophic. But, since you're
including "busy", "no carrier", and "no answer" results in your "error
count" that's going to throw things off. Normally those kinds of
results should be discarded completely as there is no way to
categorically know if it was an error or if it wasn't. Run
'xferfaxstats' and divide the number of errors by the number of pages
transmitted. That should be your "error rate". That number should not
be anywhere near 30%. On the bulk of the systems that I administer this
value is much less than 1%.
We also run HylaFAX in 12 overseas locations with single modem setups
and see from 30-50% failure rate.
I know of 1 fax machine that will not work with our MultiTechs, a
Lexmark T520 printer/modem but I am sure there are others.
I'd love to take a look at this session log and perhaps send a test fax
or two to the destination. What kind of MultiTech modem are you using,
The most common problems are bad fax numbers or extremely busy numbers.
They're problems, yes, but they shouldn't be counted as errors against
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