Section 3 : Running a Server

Q301: Service not available, remote server closed connection?

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Service not available, remote server closed connection?

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 09:21:48 +1200 (NZST)
From: Jonathan Chen <>
Subject: Re: Installation Woes

On Mon, 16 Sep 1996, Richard Freilich wrote:

> Trying to configure Hylafax V4.0p10 on OSF/1 without much luck.  After
> following the instructions found in the package as well as on the Web
> site, I get the package configured, compiled and installed.  After running
> faxmodem to setup my modem, I run faxstat to make sure that it's up, and
> receive the following msg:
> Service not available, remote server closed connection
> Telneting in to the machine on port 4559 gets a "Connection closed by
> foreign host." message.

Looks like hfaxd(1) isn't running on your machine. You have to make
sure that hfaxd(1) and faxq(1) is running before you get any decent
response with faxstat(1).

Furthermore, with OSF1, you have to hand-create the startup/closedown
files in /sbin/rc[0-3].d to start and close HylaFAX down. Make sure
*NOT* to use killall(8) in the script, 'cos the behaviour is vastly
different to IRIX's version.
Jonathan Chen                          e-mail :

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