This package contains two major programs,
This is what you can do with
sendfax if you have a standard
class 2 fax modem:
mgetty allows you to use your modem line for receiving fax and
data calls, without hindering dial-out on the same line.
mgettyknows about “smart” modems, and will make sure that the modem is always in a defined state (specific modem initialization possible)
CONNECT) instead of using auto-answer (‘ATS0=1’), this way the modem won’t pick up the phone when the machine is down or logins are not allowed.
mgettyincorporates all features of uugetty: it honours LCK.* files created by
uucicoand other comm programs, this way it will prevent dial-outs while a caller is online and it won’t be confused if other programs use the modem.
mgettycan receive faxes (if your modem supports fax class 2 or 2.0).
mgettyknows about incoming FidoNet calls.
mgettyhas extensive logging / debugging features
mgettycan selectively refuse calls based upon CallerID, if your local Telco supports it and your modem knows how to decode and report it. CallerID is also logged.
mgettyhas facilities to allow you to refuse incoming FAXes when available disk space is low.
If you have any bug reports, suggestions, please report them to firstname.lastname@example.org (or, if [and only if!] that doesn’t work, to email@example.com).
Also, I have created a mgetty mailing list, for discussion of problems and suggestions. You can subscribe by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org (forwarded to Crynwr.com for precessing) and you can send articles to the list by sending them to email@example.com. The list manager will write you back for verification of your address, so make sure it is correct.
The mailing list is currently gated bidirectionally into the newsgroup de.alt.comm.mgetty. In spite of being in the German language hierarchy, the language in the group is English. Posts in German should be ignored.
The mailing list is archived on a WWW site, look at http://www.elilabs.com/mgarc/index.html (many thanks to Robert J. Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org). It’s also archived by Marc Schaefer, on http://search.alphanet.ch/ (NEW!). The latter search engine indexes somewhat more than only the mgetty list, so you might want to add ’mgetty’ to your query to restrict it.