Section 4 : Troubleshooting

Q421: I couldn't find it anywhere howto specify the FAXSERVER

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I couldn't find it anywhere howto specify the FAXSERVER...

Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 07:48:40 +0200 (MST)
From: Matthias Apitz < >
Subject: Re: Starting up the server...and sendfax

    >     3. When I try to do a sendfax, the program is not trying to reach the
    >     server "fax" on our network, but localhost.  Where do I tell sendfax to
    >     use the proper host?
    >     fax:/usr/local/spool/hylafax/etc#> !send
    >     sendfax -d 5800820 /etc/hosts
    >     Can not reach server at host "localhost", port 4559.
    > RTFM.
    I couldn't find it anywhere in the manual, but as a stab in the dark, I
    set my FAXSERVER environment variable to "fax" and that worked.

That you can't find it does not mean that is does not exist:

thias:/usr/local/lib/HylaFAX-v4.0/man/man1 $ grep FAXSERVER *
faxalter.1:.B FAXSERVER
faxalter.1:.SM FAXSERVER
faxstat.1:.SM FAXSERVER
faxwatch.1:.SM FAXSERVER
hylafax.1:.SM FAXSERVER
hylafax.1:setenv FAXSERVER flake.asd
hylafax.1:FAXSERVER=flake.asd; export FAXSERVER
hylafax.1:.SM FAXSERVER
hylafax.1:FAXSERVER=ttym2@flake.asd; export FAXSERVER
hylafax.1:.SM FAXSERVER
sendfax.1:.SM FAXSERVER

>From hylafax.1:
Once the software is setup on your machine you need to locate a
host that has a facsimile server that you can use.
The host, and possibly the modem on the host, should be defined
in your environment in the


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