I have finished working on a new faxrcvd. Have a look and if you like what you see, by all means use it. I have made a lot of changes so I. /var/spool/hylafax/bin/faxrcvd is in hylafax-server This file is owned by root:root, with mode 0o The actual contents of the file can be viewed below. The /var/log/hylafax/capi4hylafax contains: May 19 []: c2faxrecv – INFO: Fax received and calling ‘/var/spool/fax/bin/faxrcvd.

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Consult the faxrcvd script directly.

Ubuntu Manpage: faxrcvd – HylaFAX notification script for received facsimile

This includes interacting with external services, or executing commands like curl to make HTTP notifications. The file in recvq must already be present vaxrcvd with proper permissions, presumeably it’s leftover from a previous fax.

Create a share that is only accessable to a single user and force all connections to that user. SUBADDR the received subaddress value, communicated by the sender for post-reception routing purposes Other shell variables are available.


hylacax LANG controls the localization of the text of the received fax notification. See Also Hylafax home page Samba home page. 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.

Multiple values may be specified by separating them with whitespace. It is not necessary to send a new fax everytime to test Hylafax. MSG is hyladax to error-msg above.

Create the directory and change ownership accordingly.

BCCTO controls the blind copy recipient of the received fax notification. It is designed to be customizable faxgcvd the administrator. In small organisations it can be desireable to replace a cumbersome fax machine with a computer and modem. Now cleanup those user mods. Modify the user to allow sufake the faxrcvd and cleanup.

Hylafax Delivery to Samba Share

It’s not necessary or required to change the homedir back. Update as necessary for the target environment. The default script sends electronic mail to the FaxMaster user faxrcd the content of the facsimile and other useful information such as the time spent receiving the document.


If there are no pre-existing TIF files in the directory any will do, name doesn’ matter either only to Hylafax, no user mode testing.

Hylafax Delivery to Samba Share

It is given as an e-mail address. Configure Samba Share Point Create a share that is only accessable to a single user and force all connections to that user.

Hylafax typically runs as the user uucpthis example has Samba use the same account. In that case a separate attachment is created for each filetype.

We plan to hylafac this with a document about a more complex FaxDispatch operation. The FaxDispatch script is run as a shell script, so can use whatever features your default shell has.