The mgetty package contains an intelligent getty for allowing logins over a serial line (such as through a modem) and receiving incoming faxes. The companion program sendfax is used for sending faxes from the commandline or from other applications. The third main component is vgetty/vm which can be used with a voice-capable modem to implement an answering machine, a voice menu system, and similar things.
|Tags||Communications Fax FIDO Terminals Serial|
|Operating Systems||POSIX AIX BSD Linux Other SCO Solaris|
Release Notes: This release adds class 1/1.0 fax reception (still considered experimental).
Release Notes: This release has many small portability fixes. ENV_TTYPROMPT can be set at run-time now (login-ttyprompt-hack). Some smallish bugfixes (like error-printf()s with missing arguments). More detailed logging under certain situations. New "faxq stop" and "faxq start" features to start/stop fax queue processing (faxrunq/faxrunqd).
Release Notes: This release adds a capi fax decoder (sff2g3). There are some improvements in V.253 voice modem support. faxspool can now use per-user faxheader + coverpages. faxrunqd signal handling has changed (scheduling improvements). faxspool/faxq-helper honour the user umask. There are other minor changes (documentation and logging).
Release Notes: A lot of changes in the fax branch, and a few bugfixes.
Release Notes: Merging of various vgetty changes, minor fixes to mgetty, and some changes in the documentation.