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Q338: Re: Distinctive Ring Support ?

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Re: Distinctive Ring Support ?

Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 16:12:54 -0700
From: Sam Leffler <>
Subject: Re: Distinctive Ring Support

    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.


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