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       faxgetty - HylaFAX front-door process


       /usr/sbin/faxgetty [ -D ] [ -p ] [ -q queue-dir ] device


       faxgetty  is  the  HylaFAX server program that listens for incoming phone calls and either
       handles each call directly or hands  it  off  to  an  appropriate  program.   In  addition
       faxgetty  monitors  modem  usage and notifies the HylaFAX scheduler process when a modem's
       status changes; e.g. when a modem is busy with an outbound call.

       One faxgetty should be run for each facsimile modem on a machine.  faxgetty  is  typically
       started  by  init(8).   faxgetty  can  also  be  used  with  data-only modems; this may be
       desirable if some of the non-facsimile features are important, such  as  the  support  for
       screening calls according to Caller-ID information.

       faxgetty  listens  to its facsimile modem for incoming calls and to a FIFO special file on
       which it accepts command directives from administrative commands such as faxanswer(8)  and
       faxabort(8).   faxgetty also catches SIGTERM and SIGINT signals; cleaning up any necessary
       resources before exiting.

       Many aspects of faxgetty operation  are  controlled  through  a  configuration  file.   In
       particular,  for  faxgetty to automatically invoke the getty(8) program to handle incoming
       data connections the GettyArgs parameter must be setup in  the  configuration  file.   The
       configuration  file  is  located  in  the spooler hierarchy in the etc subdirectory and is
       named config.devid, where devid is an identifier derived from  the  name  of  the  modem's
       device file; for example ttym2 for /dev/ttym2, term_10 for /dev/term/10.  Consult hylafax-
       config(5) for detailed information on the contents of configuration files.


       -D        This option forces faxgetty to detach itself from the controlling tty from which
                 it  was invoked.  In normal operation faxgetty will not disassociate itself from
                 the controlling tty.

       -p        Do not change the process priority when receiving facsimile.  Normally  faxgetty
                 will  raise  its  priority  to  reduce  i/o  latency.  This option is useful for

       -q dir    The specified directory is treated as the spooling area.  The  default  spooling
                 area, /var/spool/hylafax, is defined at the time the software is built.


       /var/spool/hylafax/FIFO.device          FIFO special file for submitting commands
       /var/spool/hylafax/etc/config.device    device-specific configuration file

       Consult  hylafax-server(5)  for  a complete discussion of the structure and content of the
       spooling area.


       faxabort(8),  faxlock(8),  faxanswer(8),  faxconfig(8),  faxstate(8),  faxq(8),  getty(8),
       hylafax-server(5), hylafax-config(5)

                                          July 31, 1995                               FAXGETTY(8)