UPGRADING FROM HYLAFAX VERSION 3.0
If you were previously using HylaFAX Version 3.0 beware that a number of
things have changed in incompatible ways.
The following is a list of potential things you should be aware of
when setting up HylaFAX 4.0 on a server:
- You must remove any entries in the
inetd.conf file for the old faxd.recv program and
stop any running faxd.recv server processes.
- The new client-server protocol operates at port 4559 (+2 from the
old ``fax'' port which defaulted to 4557). You may want to add
a new service definition to a YP/NIS database (though you should be
able to function without it.
- The new client-server protocol server,
is built by default with support for the old client-server
protocol but the support must explicitly be enabled.
If hfaxd is started up through the default shell script
run by init(1M) and not by inetd(1M)
then this happens automatically.
Otherwise enabling support for the old protocol may require some
manual configuration work.
Consult the hfaxd(1M) manual page.
- faxq no longer accepts a -m option to specify
modems to use in a send-only configuration.
The faxmodem program should be used instead; consult the
chapter on ``Server Setup and Basic Configuration''
and the manual pages for
- The etc/hosts file on the server may contain passwords
in v4.0 and hfaxd will not trust any information there
unless the file is mode 0600.
Since previous versions did not care what mode the file was
it probably is publicly readable and hfaxd will deny
client access until the mode is corrected.
- Completed jobs are removed asynchronously with a new faxqclean
program; you will want to setup a cron entry to do this.
- The new
script must be run before a server machine can be used.
The remaining items are relevant to client and server installations:
- The old syntax ``host:modem'' for specifying a server and modem
is no longer supported; the only syntax supported is
- The order of options on the command line to sendfax and
sendpage is now important; consult the manual pages for details.
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Last updated: $Date: 2002/05/02 22:03:01 $