Asterisk gives no errors to say anything went wrong, rxfax seems to run fine.
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jedney: Faxing to/through Asterisk does work. Ive got a hardware fax on an Grandstream ATA for outbound, and inbound is automatically detected by Asterisk on the trunk and then picked up, converted to PDF and emailed to me. I'm afraid I can't be of too much help though - I use FreePBX to manage all the complicated Asterisk config files and then spent a day playing with different combinations of Debian packages. I got all the help from the Internet though, so keep trying, the answer is out there.
It seems to work ok, but I don't get many faxes so its not battle-tested. It works on my 200MHz PowerPC with 128MB RAM and 6 Extensions, so it doesn't seem to be that resource heavy.
Sorry that's not much use, but at least you know your not trying to achieve the impossible.
willnz: I have been using fax2mail from 2talk but recently it's started to go like italk - "your call cannot proceed at this time because of overloading". I'm giving up on dealing with CallPlus related entities. It's not worth the hassle :)
richms: 2talks being all good for me other then that it doesnt have 2 way audio unless I put the external IP in the asterisk config. which means a static IP, whereas italk was happy with nothing or even a wrong IP in here.
maverick: Fax to EMail is actaully working fine in our test enviroment , however it does require a hardware and software upgrade to the production system's to implement, hopefully it won't be to far away...this si the delay in releasing this product
>> Is that incoming faxing over VFX?
Yep, when a call comes in on my VFX trunk, it plays a ringing to the caller for 5 seconds whilst listenening for a fax tone on the line. If it finds one it picks up, receives the fax as a TIF, converts it to PDF and then emails it to me. If no tone is detected it hands over to my auto attendant.
As you can see from my sip.conf below, its not quite as simple as just giving you the conf file. FreePBX takes over everything and I suspect there are settings all over the place (I know I can set fax preferences globally and on a per trunk basis). Leave it with me for a bit and I will see if I can find anything meaningful.
Most of the reason I use FreePBX is to avoid having to get my head around the config files, so no guarantees I will be able to find/identify anything!
----------- sip.conf ------------
; do not edit this file, this is an auto-generated file by freepbx
; all modifications must be done from the web gui
; enable and force the sip jitterbuffer. If these settings are desired
; they should be set in the sip_general_custom.conf file as this file
; will get overwritten during reloads and upgrades.
; These will all be included in the [general] context
; These should all be expected to come after the [general] context