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Revision as of 19:45, 12 July 2006 by Avbentem (talk | contribs) (Added comment on using web applications on Red Hat Fedora)

This page is a collection of web software packages that are known to work with HylaFAX. If you see something missing here, please feel free to add it! For the sake of fairness, software has been listed in alphabetical order. Please respect this convention when you make additions.

Notes on using Red Hat Fedora

When using web based faxing on Red Hat Fedora, beware of Security Enhanced Linux, SELinux. Quoted from Red Hat: The security goal is to make sure that Apache HTTP is only reading the static Web content, and not doing anything else such as writing to the content, connecting to database sockets, reading user home directories, etc.

These limitations include using PHP's exec to run external applications that happen to use sockets, such as HylaFAX faxstat.

See /var/log/messages for any denials due to the SELinux policy. To disable SELinux:

  • System, Administration, Security Level and Firewall
  • open the SELinux tab
  • click the Transition tree
  • check Disable SELinux protection for Apache HTTP
  • execute /etc/init.d/httpd restart


  • AvantFAX: Multiuser web application (PHP5/MySQL) for viewing faxes online, downloading & emailing in PDF format, and categorizing & archiving all sent and received faxes.
  • Hermesfree: the GPL HylaFAX webclient
  • IGSuite: A webbased office suite integrated by many instruments and a good Hylafax client
  • Movifax: An advanced open source web front-end to HylaFAX.
  • Nweb2fax: nweb2fax is a PHP4 web front-end for sending fax, using HylaFAX as backend. It also show you the sending and receiving queue, so you can kill or remove jobs.


  • FaxServer Lars: A web based front end for sending and receiving faxes. Included are services such as archiving, forwarding and other processing of faxes.
  • Hermes Fax: Web-based and written entirely in Perl, is requires only a javascript enabled browser and, of course, HylaFAX.With this software you can resend sent faxes and compose a new fax from many sources. You can print from 3/1000 different application and then through his interface reassemble the pages to one fax. And many other things... It is distributed with a free client (a W2k application called HermesPOST) that works as a printer from wherever you are. You can use your fax from your desktop directly from Internet if you have the authorization.

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