Package mgetty

A getty replacement for use with data and fax modems

The mgetty package contains a "smart" getty which allows logins over a
serial line (i.e., through a modem). If you're using a Class 2 or 2.0
modem, mgetty can receive faxes. If you also need to send faxes,
you'll need to install the sendfax program.

If you'll be dialing in to your system using a modem, you should
install the mgetty package. If you'd like to send faxes using mgetty
and your modem, you'll need to install the mgetty-sendfax program. If
you need a viewer for faxes, you'll also need to install the
mgetty-viewfax package.

General Commands (Section 1)
Reads a Group 3 fax file (raw or digifax) as input. If no filename is given, stdin is used. Produces a portable bitmap as output.
g3cat concatenates g3 files. These can either be 'raw', that is, bitmaps packed according to the CCITT T.4 standard for one-dimensional bitmap encoding, or...
Special Files (Section 4)
The /etc/gettydefs file contains information used by mgetty(1) to set up the speed and terminal settings for a line. It also supplies information on what the...
System Administration (Section 8)
Call the given phone number (if none is given on the command line, ask user for one), and if a CONNECT is established, hand over control to mgetty(8) to present...
Mgetty is a “smart” getty replacement, designed for use with Hayes compatible data and data/fax modems. Mgetty knows about modem initialization, manual modem...