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Free Software Magazine: mgetty [Tutorial]

Jan 30, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wouter Verhelst)

"By many people, sending and receiving faxes on GNU/Linux is considered to be equivalent to using HylaFAX. And while I agree that HylaFAX is a nice piece of software with a nice set of features, I found that sometimes it can be rather overwhelming to set up. If you need some of its more advanced features, such as its client-server protocol that's used for Windows clients, then HylaFAX is a great choice. But if you don't need all that, then I believe mgetty is a much wiser choice...

"The transmission standard for faxes is very similar to modem technology; a fax may send data at a speed of either 9600 or 14400 bps..."

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