FYI FaxBack-like Service

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Looking to see if there is any sort of add on for incredible PBX that can do fax back. i.e. call into system press option (or use separate DID) possibly select an option for a certain "file" and have it fax back to the DID you are calling from, or even better prompt for the option to send it to a number.


Anything even remotely close to this around. I tried to google and look on the forum and either I am an idiot and do not know the correct search terms or I couldn't find it. :eek:

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Nathan
 

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There are a bunch of websites that will do it, but I don't know about Asterisk doing it. Maybe with the FFA (Fax for Asterisk) module?
 

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If you're in a hurry, here's the syntax to send fax on demand documents after installing Incredible Fax. PDFs work, too. The rest is just window dressing...
Code:
sendfax -n -d 8431234567 /etc/crontab
 

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Doesn't look like there are any patent issues so we'll put it on the To-Do List.

It looks like it was settled because Faxback entered into a licensing agreement with the original patent holder Brooktrout. If PIAF or IncredibleFax has a similar agreement, then I would agree that there aren't probably any issues. But without a licensing agreement with Brooktrout, you may find yourself in some hot water.
 
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Hate to hash up such an old thread... but I kinda wanted to revisit this question again.

What I'm hoping to do is the following.

1.) Fax in to the pbx from an offside location to dedicated DID.
2.) Receive fax
3.) Send a predefined PDF file back to the fax number that registered as the CID upon system receiving the fax.

Basically, just like the HP fax back service. But of course , it'd be on my system and I would be able to set the "time limit" before the predefined fax went out.
 

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@completetech: Take a look at /var/spool/hylafax/bin/faxrcvd which processes incoming faxes. You'd need to add a line (probably in MailWithFAX() section) to send the PDF file back as part of that process. For example...
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sendfax -n -d $CIDNUMBER /somepath/somefile.pdf
 

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