the state of Asterisk faxing

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Kyler Laird, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Kyler Laird

    Kyler Laird Guest

    I often rant about all that Asterisk can do. I have discovered some
    things it can't do though and I think it's important to disclose

    I've been using JFAX/J2/jConnect for years to receive voice and fax
    messages (sent as e-mail). Their service went out recently so I
    decided to tackle getting Asterisk to handle faxes.

    There's a great collection of information on the subject here.
    I usually use Debian binaries but I downloaded Asterisk and the
    SpanDSP code. Lots of problems after that but here are the high

    SpanDSP 0.0.1 doesn't seem to work with modern TIFF libraries.

    N.B. Someone has reported that TIFF 3.6.1 has changed the
    headers a bit, and the following may not work without
    some changes. I will look into this.

    I had TIFF issues. I tried the "whole" bundle.
    That conflicted with existing TIFF headers.

    SpanDSP 0.0.2pre versions don't seem to work with rxfax.

    If you want a stable version, don't use this one. The
    app_rxfax.c and app_txfax.c programs in this directory
    will only work with spandsp-0.0.2.

    There is no "spandsp-0.0.2" (non-pre) as far as I can tell.

    Bottom line...I didn't get it to work. I'm sure it can be made
    to work but I'm not up to it right now.

    Someday I trust that this will be cleaned and added to Asterisk
    main. I'd happily put some money toward a bounty for it.

    Kyler Laird, Oct 22, 2004
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