[sf-perl] writing a hylafax client in perl

Bruce Ferrell bferrell at baywinds.org
Sun Feb 28 09:22:11 PST 2010

Have you looked at Fax::Hylafax::Client on CPAN.  it seems to have all
the bits you'd need.

On 02/28/2010 08:40 AM, Richard Reina wrote:
> I am in need of a program that allows users on our all linux LAN to
> view, save, print and delete incoming faxes. People on the Hylafax
> list have recommended a java client called YaJHFC. I did take a look
> at it looks nice, but does not really suit my needs --besides it's
> written in java :). What I need is something that helps users on the
> LAN associate faxes with various database records so they can be
> archived correctly.  Accordingly, I am off to write my own GUI with
> perl->evince->mysql.  I've got a lot of it done.  However, I am
> looking for some input on one area of complication, accessing the
> received files on the Hylafax server. Essentially they need to be
> viewed associated with a record and saved on a local file server. To
> view them and save I assume I need to bring (copy) the file to the
> local machine where it can be viewed and the user can match it to a
> database record so that it can be renamed and archived.  The
> complicated part seems that I need to (I guess) scp, ncftpget or rsync
> the files from the hylafax server.  I guess what I would like to ask
> is: Does anyone know how other hylafax cleint deal with this?  Are the
> files somehow viewed directly on the hylafax server through local
> machines via ssh? (something I have not yet been able to figure out
> how to do) Or are the files bounced around to be viewed and then saved?
> Thanks for any help.
> Richard
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