From the Source Distribution
From the source distribution configure and build the software
as described in the chapter
``Building HylaFAX From Source Code''
(NB: this will build both client and server software).
To install only the programs and files required on a client then do
Setting Up Defaults
With the applications and data files available on a client machine,
the only other work one might do on the client machine is to configure
default settings for the HylaFAX client applications.
The most important of these settings is the identity of the
machine to contact for service.
This can be specified in many ways.
HylaFAX client applications read configuration information from a
system-wide file named hyla.conf followed by a per-user
configuration file named .hylarc that is stored in the user's
The Host, Port, Protocol, and Modem
configuration parameters can be setup to completely specify a
HylaFAX server and modem to use as a default.
the FAXSERVER and SNPPSERVER environment variables
can be used to override this information (the latter is used only
by the sendpage program).
If no configuration values are defined on a client machine then
HylaFAX uses values that are compiled into each program: service is
requested from the localhost at the port associated with
the hylafax service or at port 4559 if this service is not
defined in the system services database.
Consult the manual page for each client application for a full list of the configuration parameters that are used and the set of configuration files that are searched.
Setting up Server Access
Once a client machine is setup for use the server machine may need to
be configured to permit client access. Specifically, the file
etc/hosts in the spooling area on the server machine must be setup to
permit client access to HylaFAX services.
This documentation has a section on
``Setting up client access''
manual page has reference information how this is done.
Customizing Cover Pages
The fax submission program
includes support for the automatic generation of cover pages for each
Cover pages are generated by invoking a program, by default
to create a PostScript cover page for a transmission.
Users can customize cover page generation in many ways.
The default faxcover program supports customization through the user
of template files that are parameterized with PostScript.
Alternatively the faxcover program itself can be replaced by
overriding its definition in a configuration file (either a
personal file or a system-wide file).
Finally clients may simply suppress the automatic cover page
support provided by sendfax and supply pre-constructed cover
pages of their own choice as normal documents that are to be
The only negative aspect of the last alternative is that cover
pages submitted in this manner may confuse the continuation
cover page support provided a the HylaFAX server.
Customizing Document Conversions
A HylaFAX server accepts PostScript or TIFF format files and converts
them to the appropriate format required to transmit them as facsimile.
Any other documents must be converted prior to submitting them to the
server for transmission.
In particular ASCII text must be converted before it can be submitted.
The fax submission program
uses a set of file type conversion rules
to decide how to prepare documents for transmission as facsimile
and HylaFAX includes several document conversion programs that are
used on client machines to prepare documents for transmission:
to formats text and convert it to PostScript and,
for IRIX systems,
to convert SGI RGB-format images to TIFF.
Users can customize the file type conversion rules as needed by
overriding the default set of conversion rules.
To do so just create a .hylarc file that specifies
a private set of file type conversion rules: