faxrcvd.8c man page

faxrcvd — HylaFAX notification script for received facsimile

Synopsis

/var/spool/hylafax/bin/faxrcvd qfile devid commid error-msg [ callid-1 [ callid-2 [ ... [ callid-n ] ] ] ]

Description

bin/faxrcvd is the command script invoked by the facsimile server whenever a facsimile is received.  It is designed to be customizable by the administrator.  (Ideally this is done by creating a customized faxrcvd script in a different filename or by copying the default script to a different filename, customizing that new file, and then using FaxRcvdCmd in the modem config file to point faxgetty(8C) at the customized script.  See hylafax-config(5F).)

The default script sends electronic mail to the FaxMaster user describing the content of the facsimile and other useful information such as the time spent receiving the document. The arguments are:

qfile

the pathname of the received TIFF file relative to the root of the spooling hierarchy.

devid

the modem device on which the facsimile was received.

commid

the communication identifier for the inbound call.

error-msg

an error message that is non-null if an error was encountered during the receive operation.

callid

the value of various identification indicators from the call

Notes

This script can route facsimile directly to the intended recipient. To do this create a shell script etc/FaxDispatch in the spooling area that sets SENDTO to the receiver's electronic mail address.  For example,

case "$SENDER" in
*1*510*526*1212*) SENDTO=sam;;          # Sam's test rig in Berkeley
*1*415*390*1212*) SENDTO=raster@asd;;   # 7L Xerox room, used for scanning
*5107811212)      SENDTO=peebles@mti;;  # stuff from home
esac
case "$DEVICE" in
ttyS1)            SENDTO=john;;         # all faxes received on ttyS1
ttyLT0)           SENDTO=mary@home;;    # all faxes received on ttyLT0
esac
case "$CIDNUMBER" in
435*)        SENDTO=lee; FILETYPE=pdf;; # all faxes from area code 435
5059627777)  SENDTO=amy; FILETYPE=tif;; # Amy wants faxes in TIFF
esac
case "$SUBADDR" in
53)          SENDTO=FaxMaster;;         # without double-notification
roger)       SENDTO=roger;;             # possible text subaddressing
esac

Note that you must match any embedded white space. The facsimile will be sent as a MIME-encoded PostScript document as default.

BCCTO

controls the blind copy recipient of the received fax notification.  It is given as an e-mail address.

CALLIDn

is equivalent to the nth call identification parameter

CCTO

controls the copy recipient of the received fax notification.  It is given as an e-mail address.

CIDNAME

is equivalent to CALLID2 above.

CIDNUMBER

is equivalent to CALLID1 above.

DEVICE

is equivalent to device above.

FILETYPE

controls the filetype of the image attachment.  Current filetype options are “ps”, “tif”, “pdf”, and “none”. Multiple values may be specified by separating them with whitespace. In that case a separate attachment is created for each filetype.

FROMADDR

controls the sender of the received fax notification.  It is given as an e-mail address.

LANG

controls the localization of the text of the received fax notification.

MSG

is equivalent to error-msg above.

NOTIFY_FAXMASTER

(an underscore “_” character is between NOTIFY and FAXMASTER) indicates whether or not the HylaFAX administrator should be notified regarding incoming facsimile.  Default is “always”.  Also available are “never”, which means to never send any received facsimile notification, and “errors”, which means to send notification only if there were reception errors.

RECV_DATA_CONVERSION

Indicates whether TIFF files saved to disk by HylaFAX should be converted in place to another compression data format. At this time the only available option is “JBIG:MMR” which causes TIFF files using JBIG compression to be converted to 2D-MMR (G4) compression. Since the majority of TIFF file viewers lack JBIG support, this setting may be useful if JBIG-compressed fax receiving is enabled (see “Class1JBIGSupport” config option) and the received fax files are to be directly accessed by users, either through HylaFAX clients such as WHFC or via a shared directory. Note that if the received faxes are viewed/accessed only as email attachments then there's no need to use this setting: TIFF email attachments are automatically sent as 2D-MMR (G4) when the on disk compression data format is JBIG.

SENDER

is the received TSI of the fax sender.

SENDTO

controls the recipient of the received fax notification.  It is given as an e-mail address.  To indicate multiple recipients SENDTO should be given a list of addresses separated by whitespace.

SUBADDR

the received subaddress value, communicated by the sender for  post-reception routing purposes

Other shell variables are available.  Consult the faxrcvd script directly.

Files

/var/spool/hylafax spooling area
/usr/sbin/faxinfo for printing information about the facsimile
/usr/bin/fax2ps for converting TIFF to PostScript
/usr/sbin/sendmail for delivering mail

See Also

faxd(8C), hylafax-server(5F), recvq(5F)

Info

May 28, 2001