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FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook by Giovanni Maruzzelli, Michael S Collins, Anthony Minessale II

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Sending faxes

FreeSWITCH can transmit electronic documents to a destination fax machine. Only TIFF documents can be transmitted. However, it is possible to convert a number of formats (for example, PDF) to TIFF. This recipe will discuss some common and freely available tools.

Getting ready

In simple terms, sending a fax requires only a few things such as a TIFF file, gateway, and destination fax machine (for testing purposes, you can download a sample TIFF file from http://files.freeswitch.org/txfax-sample.tiff). Put your TIFF file into a known location. For our example, we will use /tmp/txfax-sample.tiff. The gateway is your connection to the PSTN, and the fax machine will simply be the device that answers your outbound phone call. Even, if you ...

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