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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Configuring Fax Service

If you have a fax modem, you should be able to send and receive faxes using Linux. Fax transmission and reception requires a fax modem and graphics translation of files to be sent and received. You should have your modem's technical documentation on hand, along with the efax software package. This software package includes the modem and graphics programs to translate files to be sent.

Table 11.3. The efax Software Package
File Purpose
/usr/bin/fax Comprehensive shell script to create, send, receive, view, and print faxes
/usr/bin/efax Driver program to send and receive faxes
/usr/bin/efix File conversion program
/usr/man/man1/fax.1 Fax script manual page
/usr/man/man1/efax.1 efax manual page
/usr/man/man2/efix.1 efix manual ...

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