[Freeswitch-users] Faxing Advice

Michael Collins msc at freeswitch.org
Wed Dec 23 10:53:25 PST 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 7:58 PM, Joseph L. Casale <JCasale at activenetwerx.com
> wrote:

> >> Am I correct in presuming that Freeswitch will answer a fax from a local
> zap based user
> >> just like it does from an FXO port connected to a POTS line? What I hope
> to do here is
> >> catch any call made from that extension (the zap based fax machine/user)
> and push its
> >> call into the fax module.
> >
> > Yes, when a device (phone/fax/modem/whatever) is plugged into the FXS it
> gets dialtone
> > and dials. Whatever it dials is put into ${destination_number} just like
> any SIP phone that
> > dials. This extension looks ok. Try it out and let us know how it goes.
> > -MC
> Michael,
> It worked well, there was however a humorous moment: I was testing with my
> own shell script
> that simply emailed me directly to my postfix gateway, my exchange server
> and mua understood the
> uuencoded attachment so once it started working I modified the script to
> send to our fax service.
> Well they didn't understand uuencode so the attachment, a single page tiff,
> got faxed as 23 pages
> of binary :) I used mutt with a redirection to a specific muttrc which
> understands mime encoding
> which should work everywhere...
> Thanks for the help, you've made an office full of people happy...
Thanks for letting us know that everything worked! I'm glad we didn't have
to honor Tony's triple-your-money-back guarantee. :)
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