Provided by: efax-gtk_3.2.8-2ubuntu1_amd64 bug


       efax-gtk-socket-client - a client of efax-gtk to work with lpd/lprng


       efax-gtk-socket-client [hostname] [port]


       This  program enables lpd/lprng to access the efax-gtk socket server. Meaning the user can
       send faxes to a printer, which will ack as a fax.

       It takes two arguments - first a hostname to connect to, and secondly  a  port  number  at
       that  hostname  to  connect  to.  All efax-gtk-socket-client does is to read from standard
       input (in this case from lpd/lprng) and passes it to a socket at  the  hostname  and  port
       number  passed as arguments to it (namely the hostname of the computer efax-gtk is running
       on - normally you would specify localhost - and the port number of the socket).


       This will cause a printer by the name of "fax" to be available, which (if printed to) will
       send  the  file  to  the  efax-gtk socket server.  If you set efax-gtk to listen on a port
       other than port 9900, you will need to amend the file /var/spool/fax/efax-gtk-faxfilter by
       hand to specify the correct port number on which efax-gtk is listening.

       Don't forget to restart the lpd printer daemon after amending /etc/printcap.


       [ hostname ] - The name of the host to listen to. Usually should be locahlhost.
       [ port ] - the port number to listen to on the [ hostname ].


       efax(1), efax-gtk(1).


       efax-gtk-socket-client was written by  Chris Vine <>.

       This  manual  page  was written by Lior Kaplan <>, for the Debian project
       (but may be used by others).

                                          July 18, 2006                 efax-gtk-socket-client(1)