To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Distinctive Ring Support Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 11:21:52 -0000 From: "David Palmer"
Hello Sam and HylaFax users, Is there a world-wide standard for distinctive ring cadences ? Telstra (Australian telephone service provider) have just upgraded the telephone network to offer distinctive ringing (or EasyCall Multiple Number as the Telstra marketing people call it.) and have been told to expect my fax number to ring using Distinctive Ring number 7. To configure HylaFax to answer to this ring is it a simple modem config. change as stated in the advanced documentation to set this to number 7 and it should work or are there any other tasks to define the distinctive ring cadence numbers elsewhere ? I understand my modem requires distinctive ring support enabled in its firmware to use this HylaFax feature. The software simply interprets status messages from your modem to decide if an inbound call is fax/data/voice. You have to configure your modem and the software to specify the relationship between status messages and call types. This stuff is explained in the documentation. Sam