[asterisk-users] Setting up to reveive faxes.

Anthony Messina amessina at messinet.com
Sat Nov 22 09:28:55 CST 2008

On Saturday 22 November 2008 09:10:39 am Gordon Henderson wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Nov 2008, Noah Miller wrote:
> > Hi Ken -
> >
> >> Hey, all.  When I last was heavily into Asterisk (1.0.x), setting up to
> >> receive faxes was, well, a PITA, what with having to patch the Asterisk
> >> install with various driver patches and this, that, and the other.
> >>
> >> Is that still true?  Is there a fax HOWTO out there that reflects
> >> Asterisk 1.4.x?
> >
> > Not sure if you mean IP faxing or TDM faxing, but I don't think you'll
> > need to do any patching.  In general check out:
> > http://www.voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk+fax
> >
> > For IP faxes, check out the wiki here:
> > http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Asterisk+T.38
> >
> > AFAIK: 1.4.x can't terminate IP faxes - only pass through, while 1.6.x
> > can pass through and terminate with the help of spandsp.
> Does this mean that 1.4 lost an ability that 1.2 currently has? Right now,
> with 1.2, I use spandsp (or rather the RxFAX application which uses
> spandsp) to terminate faxes and save them as TIF files, then outside
> asterisk email them to the appropriate destination... I'm currently
> looking at moving to 1.4 and this is something that's essential for me...
> I guess it's time to look deeper into this.

with 1.6, i'm using this: http://messinet.com/?page_name=AsteriskFAXGateway to 
do email-fax gatewaying in both directions.

i suppose it could also work with 1.4's tx_fax and rx_fax which i think are in 
the agx-ast-addons package available at 

Anthony - http://messinet.com - http://messinet.com/~amessina/gallery
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