From: Doug Reynolds To: All Thread: BGFAX (1/28) Date: 23-Apr-97, 3:29pm (Ref# 5255) * Original message posted in area [fido] binkleyterm support * Cross posted to area [fido] bgfax support I am having major problems receiving faxes with BT-XE4/2 over here. I've tried both Binkley's fax and BGFAX/2. the problem is, that, my fax modem hangs up with +FHNG:0 after it gets the +FCON. [mine modem is a zoom, and it give a FAX, then a +FCON]. this is my binkley config. I run SIO 1.60d, SIOCOMM.DLL and don't have my com ports locked it SIO. this is my config, the fax-receiving modem is on TASK 2, a ZOOM 24k. I haven't a problem using BGFAX/2 in /HOST mode. ; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ; BINKLEY.CFG - Configuration File for BinkleyTerm 2.60XE ; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Common] PutEnv BT=c:\fido\binkley PutEnv OS=OS2 ; Define your ports and DTE rates used here: [%OS%==DOS] ; this is necessary for DOS version only to enable high baud rates ; this keyword MUST be used BEFORE "Baud" keyword ExtBaudRates [Common] 1 PutEnv PORT=2 2 PutEnv PORT=3 3 PutEnv PORT=4 1 PutEnv RATE=38400 2 PutEnv RATE=38400 3 PutEnv RATE=38400 ; --- INITIAL COMMANDS ------------------------------------------------------- ; set video mode to 80*50 (recommended for chat mode) SpawnInit mode co80,50 [%OS%==OS2] ; OS/2: COOL! - have windows as big and where you want them! ;-) ; attention: coordinates are for 1600*1200 - adjust them before usage! SpawnInit mode co80,25 [Common] ; here first the primary address for each line: 1 Address 1:2610/38.0 2 Address 1:2610/38.0 3 Address 1:2610/38.0 ; now the addresses present on all lines: [Common] Address 1:2610/0.0 Address 21:21/4.0 Address 50:530/111.0 Address 77:1/0.0 Address 77:45/0.0 Address 77:45/45.0 Address 77:77/0.0 [%task%==1] Address 77:45/6.0 [%task%==2] Address 77:45/7.0 ; --- MODEM/ADAPTER/PORT SETUP ----------------------------------------------- ; ATTENTION: Modem responses are CaSe-SeNsItIvE know !!! [Common] Port %PORT% Baud %RATE% [%Task%==1] ; ZOOM VFP 28.8k ; OS/2 only: set window title format ; Attention, %%d and %%s must be BOTH present and be in this sequence: ; first %%d, second %%s ! WindowTitleFmt BT-XE #%%d : %%s PutEnv ADAPTER=MODEM ;PreInit Init v``^``|ATZ1|``AT%E3| Prefix ATDT Answer ATA| ; ARQ string filtering NoFilter /ARQ [%Task%==2] ; ZOOM VFP 24k WindowTitleFmt BT-XE #%%d : %%s PutEnv ADAPTER=MODEM ;PreInit v``^``ATZ1| Init v``^``|ATZ1|``AT+FCL*SS=2;+FCR=1;+FDCC=1,3,0,2,0,0,0,0;+FLID="+412\ 459\ 3941" Prefix AT| Answer AT+FAA=1;A| NoFilter /ARQ Faxbaud 19200 ModemFax FAX ;ExtrnMail 25 FAX FaxInDir C:\JUNK [%Task%==3] ; VModem Telnet WindowTitleFmt BT-XE #%%d : %%s PutEnv ADAPTER=MODEM PreInit v``^`` Init ATZ| Prefix ATDT Answer ATA| NoFilter /ARQ [Common] ; carrier mask Carrier 80 ; lock baud rate Lockbaud 0 ; call out at "Baud" baud rate - leave this as is Autobaud ; Init String for terminal TermInit ATZ| ; String sent when BT is busy. Busy ATM0X1D;| ; ExitBaud -1 +FCO ; leave DTR high when exiting or spawning commands (except BBS) DTRHigh ; send commands s l o w l y to modem ... ;SlowModem ; blind dial - no check for simultaneously incoming calls ;NoCollide ; Modem doesn't differentiate between RING and RINGING - same response RING ;SameRing ; ATTENTION! Modem responses are CaSe-SeNsItIvE now ! ; Further, be aware that if you use ANY Modem* keyword, then only the ones ; you specify will be used and the default for all other responses will be ; "ModemIgnore". ModemIgnore RINGING ;ModemIgnore +FDM ModemIgnore RING RESPONSE ModemRinging RING ModemConnect CONNECT ModemIgnore RRING ModemFailure BUSY ;ModemFailure VOICE ModemFailure ERROR ModemIgnore OK ModemFailure NO CARRIER ;ModemFailure NO B-CHANNEL ;ModemFailure NO USER RESPONDING ModemIncoming NO DIALTONE ;ModemIgnore DIALING ;ModemFailure NO ANSWER ModemIgnore DIAL TONE ; --- PRIORITY SETUP --------------------------------------------------------- ; OS/2 version only: you maybe have to play around a bit with these settings. ; The work OK for my system (P-133), but maybe you need different settings for ; best performance (especially on bidirectional transfers). [%ADAPTER%==MODEM] PutEnv REGULARPRIORITY=R15 PutEnv JANUSPRIORITY=F15 PutEnv HYDRAPRIORITY=F15 [%ADAPTER%==ISDN] PutEnv REGULARPRIORITY=R31 PutEnv JANUSPRIORITY=F15 PutEnv HYDRAPRIORITY=F31 [Common] PutEnv MODEMPRIORITY=F31 ; --- SCREEN SETUP ----------------------------------------------------------- ; ** Header/Footer Lines ; * ** Current Settings ; * * ** Today at a Glance ; * * * ** Pending Outbound Window ; * * * * ** Recent Activity ; * * * * * ** Transfer Status ; * * * * * * ** Called Node ; * * * * * * * *** PopUp Windows ; * * * * * * * * ** Window Headers ; * * * * * * * * * ** Frames ; V V V V V V V V V V ; EE Colors 30 10 12 14 15 7 30 26 11 3 ; This could be readable even on grayscale (non-color) VGA monitors. ; Thanks to Manfred Caspari! ;Colors 112 22 22 22 22 22 48 47 23 23 ; ??? ;Colors 12 10 12 14 15 7 30 26 11 3 ; Some old color setups follow (the last 2 colors are missing!) ; ??? ;Colors 26 10 12 14 15 30 30 30 ; EE-like ;Colors 30 31 31 79 15 14 30 30 ; Light ;Colors 112 23 27 30 112 48 113 112 ; black & colourful ;Colors 15 13 10 11 14 12 207 113 ; Very Dark ! ;Colors 3 23 19 18 3 71 199 112 ; Very Blue ;Colors 23 49 48 52 30 95 19 26 ; Another Dark one ;Colors 63 11 3 11 8 9 63 31 ; Dark & Blue ;Colors 63 11 3 11 9 9 63 31 ; this one won a contest - but why ? ;-) ;Mark_Kromm ;thanks to Wilfried Brinkmann (PM-like colours) ;Colors 113 114 116 113 112 113 79 112 112 120 ;CursorCol 1 ;CursorRow 24 BoxType 3 CursorCol 1 CursorRow 1 ; how many lines scroll-back buffer in recent activity window ? ; OS/2: unlimited (well, limited by available virtual memory ;-) ; DOS: each line eats about 80 bytes (at 80 columns video mode) ; DOS: do not use more than 32KB (400 lines at 80 columns) [%OS%==OS2] RecentActivityLines 2000 [%OS%==W32] RecentActivityLines 2000 [%OS%==DOS] RecentActivityLines 100 [Common] BlankWait 120 ScreenBlank Call ; activate this to do a fallback into stone age ;-) ;NoFullScreen ; don't show size information in outbound window ;NoSize ; --- NODELIST SETUP --------------------------------------------------------- ; use a V7 nodelist Version7 ; --- COST SETUP ------------------------------------------------------------- ; use "unit based" cost system (european countries like Germany use this). ; comment this out if you need a "minute based" cost system like in U.S. ;EuroCost ; only needed if you have "EuroCost" active: cost of a unit in your currency ;CostUnit 12 ; ShortCostLog [format string] ;ShortCostLog ; don't forget to include cost event setup (cost.evt) at end of binkley.evt ; and to define the cost indices in your nodelist compiler setup. ; --- REQUEST SETUP ---------------------------------------------------------- ; use external request processor with SRIF (no Janus support yet!) ; $s will be replaced by the SRIF file name ;SRIF %BT%\maxfreq\maxfreq.exe $s Okfile c:\fido\binkley\okfile.txt Avail c:\tele\utils\allfiles.zip About c:\fido\binkley\about.txt ReqTemplate c:\fido\binkley\rebel.tpl ; ; SecDisgrace 0 ; SecLimited 1 ; SecNormal 2 ; SecWorthy 3 ; SecPrivil 4 ; SecFavored 5 ; SecExtra 6 ; SecClerk 7 ; Sec*sstSysop 8 ; SecSysop 10 ; SecHidden 11 ;FileSec 3 ;KnownSec 3 ;ProtSec 4 ; this has to point to a Max 2.x compatible area.dat file ;MaxAreas %MAX%\Area.Dat ; generate response packets instead of response files PktRsp [%ADAPTER%==MODEM] ;MaxReq 20 ;MaxBytes 6000000 MaxTime 70 ; --- PATH SETUP ------------------------------------------------------------- [Common] StatusLog c:\tele\logs\bink%TASK%\binkley%TASK%.Log ReadLog c:\tele\logs\bink%TASK%\binkadd%TASK%.Log CostLog c:\tele\logs\bink%TASK%\bcost%TASK%.log CaptureFile c:\tele\logs\bink%TASK%\bcpture%TASK%.Log Nodelist c:\fido\nodelist\ NetMail c:\fido\mail\netmail\ Downloads c:\down\ NetFile c:\fido\mail\files\ KnownInbound c:\fido\mail\files\ ProtInbound c:\fido\mail\files\ Hold c:\fido\mail\out\ Flags c:\fido\binkley\flags\ ScriptPath c:\fido\binkley\scripts\ TaskPath c:\fido\binkley\task\ ; use this for INTERNAL fax receiver to tell it where to store the faxes. ; if you want to use an EXTERNAL fax receiver, you MUST comment this out! ; I recommend to use external Fax receive program "FREC" by Harald Pollack. ;FaxInDir E:\In\Fax\ ; DOS only : where to swap [%OS%==DOS] SwapDir c:\temp\temp [Common] ; Snoop inter-process communication (OS/2 only) ;Snoop \pipe\Snoop%TASK% ; MCP inter-process communication (OS/2 only) ;MCPpipe \pipe\maximus\mcp ; IPCxx.BBS inter-process communication ;IPC %MAX%\IPC\ ; --- TERMINAL SETUP --------------------------------------------------------- ;Protocol C:\opus\kermit.exe AnswerBack Thomas Waldmann Macro 1 Thomas Waldmann| ; --- EXTERNAL SETUP --------------------------------------------------------- ; method to call BBS. Use "spawn" when running BT under OS/2. EnterBBS penetrate the <esc> key to enter [%OS%==OS2] BBS Spawn [%OS%==W32] BBS Spawn [%OS%==DOS] BBS Exit ; method to call Extmail programs. [%OS%==OS2] Extern Spawn [%OS%==W32] Extern Spawn [%OS%==DOS] Extern Exit [Common] ; with these lines one can easily do some poll events! ;ErrLevelShell 101 FlowFile 21:492/0 C ;ErrLevelShell 102 FlowFile 9:497/1500 C ;ErrLevelShell 103 FlowFile 2:246/1409 C ;ErrLevelShell 104 FlowFile 2:24/999 C ; don't be confused by the following - just ignore it ... ;ErrLevelShell 109 FlowFile 2:2474/402 C & FlowFile 2:2474/401 C ; --- PROTOCOL SETUP --------------------------------------------------------- [Common] ; use FTS-0001 protocol *only* ;FTS-0001 ; don't use SEALINK overdrive protocol ;NoSlo ; SEAlink (XModem) protocol: limit runahead to 6 blocks ;SmallWindow ; don't use EMSI multi-AKA protocol ;NoEMSI ; don't use Hydra bi-directional file transfer protocol ;NoHydra ; don't use Janus bi-directional file transfer protocol ;NoJanus ; use bi-directional protocols up to this baud rate BiDiBaud 115200 ; use bi-directional protocols if this string is detected in ; connect string after baud rate BiDiOK /ARQ ;BiDiOK /X.75 ; starting block size for ZedZap protocol - 1024 recommended. StartBlkLen 1024 ; number of seconds Binkley waits for a human caller to press <ESC> or for a ; calling mailer to begin a session before automatically p*ssing to the BBS Timeout 30 ; Preference order of protocols on outgoing calls - you will love this if ; other side is fully FSC-0056 (EMSI) compliant (like BT-XE is NOW). ; This is your 1. 2. 3. 4. choice. ; Default is ProtocolPreference HYD,JAN,ZAP,ZMO (if all are enabled, if not, ; the disabled ones will be missing in the default, of course). ; If you don't want to do Janus on outgoing calls, but accept Janus on ; incoming calls, then let Janus enabled and specify HYD,ZAP,ZMO as your pref. ; Be CAREFUL with this setting. This is sent "as is" in EMSI handshake !!! ProtocolPreference HYD,JAN,ZAP,ZMO ; --- MAILER OPERATION SETUP ------------------------------------------------- ; generates excessive debug logs if activated ... ; better than enabling this config verb is enabling debug mode via commandline ; parameter "debug" ;Debug ; amount of information to be logged (-5..-1 and 1..5) ; if negative: same as positive, but only write infos to log file if CARRIER o LogLevel 5 ; write local log files, which are appended from time to time to Cost/StatusLo ; Warning: This function has bugs. DO NOT USE EXCEPT FOR DEBUGGING! ;LocalLog ; overwrite duplicate files instead of renaming them ;Overwrite ; start in unattended mailer mode Unattended ; get mail for all AKAs PickUpAll ; try xx times to poll a system PollTries 10 ; receive xx RINGINGs before giving up RingTries 25 ; Delayed answer - use for Caller-ID or multiple lines on same phone number ;RingWait %TASK% ;RingWait 2 ; minutes between modem initializations - MUST BE between 1 and 10 !!! ReInitTime 10 ; minutes between automatic outbound scans ReadHoldTime 5 ; delete BSY files older than MaxBusyAge minutes MaxBusyAge 240 ; generate I_ALIVE.xx files in flag dir every 1 minute ShowAlive ; Spawn external command if modem doesn't answer with OK ;SpawnNoOK trashmdm.cmd ; synchronize time according to TRANX value of other side ; TimeSync <addr> <MaxTimeDeltaSeconds> ;TimeSync 2:240/5490 60 ; generate / remove outbound directories as needed ... [TE] Boost your system's speed by 200% - DEL C:\WINDOWS\*.* --- GEcho/2 1.20/Pro * Origin: the rebel multiline 1X % 1,700m % 412/459.7290 (1:2610/38)
From: B.J. Guillot To: Peter Lane-Collett Thread: BGFAX (2/28) Date: 26-Apr-97, 12:59pm (Ref# 5271) > I have finally got to the point where I am both happy with the version of > BGFAX and the reliability of a modem's adaptive answer. > So I am happy to register with you your BGFAX program. Thank you for your registration. Registrations have been down significantly the past few months. Every registration helps pay by bills. Regards, bgfax author
From: B.J. Guillot To: Doug Reynolds Thread: BGFAX (3/28) Date: 26-Apr-97, 1:02am (Ref# 5274) > Init > v``^``|ATZ1|``AT+FCL*SS=2;+FCR=1;+FDCC=1,3,0,2,0,0,0,0;+FLID="+412\ 459\ 3941 > the problem is, that, my fax modem hangs up with +FHNG:0 after it gets the > +FCON. [mine modem is a zoom, and it give a FAX, then a +FCON]. this is my Try this for Init PreInit |v``^``ATHZ|~~ Init AT+FAA=1;+FCR=1;+FLID="713\ 555\ 1212";+FDCC=1,3,0,2,0,0,0,0| (Use your phone number instead). These are the strings as in the BINKLEY.TXT file that comes with BGFAX. Also, adjust the ATHZ to ATHZ1 if needed. Regards, bgfax author
From: Doug Reynolds To: B.J. Guillot Thread: Re: BGFAX (4/28) Date: 26-Apr-97, 1:18pm (Ref# 5284) BG> Try this for Init PreInit |v``^``ATHZ|~~ Init BG> AT+FAA=1;+FCR=1;+FLID="713\ 555\ 1212";+FDCC=1,3,0,2,0,0,0,0| BG> (Use your phone number instead). BG> These are the strings as in the BINKLEY.TXT file that comes with ok- the only difference is that the +faa=1; is in the answer string- I'll try it and let you know.. thanks man! the maverick # http://www.microserve.net/~mav/ # mav@microserve.net --- GEcho/2 1.20/Pro * Origin: the rebel multiline 1X % 1,700m % 412/459.7290 (1:2610/38)
From: Richard Town To: Doug Reynolds Thread: BGFAX (5/28) Date: 28-Apr-97, 12:22am (Ref# 5292) -=> Quoting Doug Reynolds to All <=- DR> I am having major problems receiving faxes with BT-XE4/2 over here. Sorry, don't know that, and can't be too helpful as don't speak OS/2 either. However, just noticed: DR> the problem is, that, my fax modem hangs up with +FHNG:0 after it gets DR> the +FCON. [mine modem is a zoom, and it give a FAX, then a +FCON]. Question is: where's this +fhng:0 coming from? Timeout perhaps? DR> Init v``^``|ATZ1|``AT%E3| AT%E2| might help. I don't know how much wait time the ` injects during initialisation, but in FD it's .5secs, so there mebe at least three seconds of dead time there. Assuming Bink handles the ` in the same way and for the same purpose as FD does DR> v``^``|ATZ1|``AT+FCL*SS=2;+FCR=1;+FDCC=1,3,0,2,0,0,0,0;+FLID="+412\ Try +FDCC=1,5; DR> Answer AT+FAA=1;A| Try putting your +faa=1 into your init string instead of answer string. And dump the semi-colon. Glad to see you got your ver1.000d ROM. Better? rgdZ Richard +===============================+ | PackLink / Zoom Modem Support | | BBS +44(0)1812972486 | | FidoNet 2:254/235 | | city.view@emarkt.com | +===============================+ ... Why pay more? --- FMail/386 1.02 * Origin: PackLink/Zoom Modem Support +44(0)1812972486 (2:254/235)
From: Tony Toews To: Richard Town Thread: BGFAX (6/28) Date: 02-May-97, 8:24pm (Ref# 5297) -=> Quoting Richard Town to Doug Reynolds <=- DR> Answer AT+FAA=1;A| RT> Try putting your +faa=1 into your init string instead of answer RT> string. And dump the semi-colon. May I respectfully disagree here. BJ clearly states in his docs that these commands must be in the answer string in order to turn on the fax receiving (or the ability to distinquish a fax call from a modem call) portion of the modem when the modem answers the call. They won't work in the init string. And this includes the semi-colon. This is also how my system works as well and has from the day I set things up. Tony --- Blue Wave/Max v2.12 [NR] * Origin: Vermilion Lighthouse, Vermilion, Alberta (1:3413/107)
From: Doug Reynolds To: Richard Town Thread: Re: BGFAX (7/28) Date: 02-May-97, 5:46pm (Ref# 5298) RT> Question is: where's this +fhng:0 coming from? Timeout perhaps? Well- B.J. was kind enuf to point out I had some things wrong. I guess the order of the fax string initialization matters on my modem. why? i dunno RT> AT%E2| might help. I don't know how much wait time the ` injects RT> during initialisation, but in FD it's .5secs, so there mebe at least RT> three seconds of dead time there. Assuming Bink handles the ` in the RT> same way and for the same purpose as FD does %E3 helps to keep the lockups down... DR> v``^``|ATZ1|``AT+FCL*SS=2;+FCR=1;+FDCC=1,3,0,2,0,0,0,0;+FLID="+412\ RT> Try +FDCC=1,5; that is just 14400 fax, i have it there now =) RT> Try putting your +faa=1 into your init string instead of answer RT> string. And dump the semi-colon. Glad to see you got your ver1.000d RT> ROM. Better? Actually, I believe that was the problem- it was about the only thing I changed. I believe that was a carry over from the old fd 2.12 days =). I've always had the 1.000d rom- it is the one giving me problems. =(. the maverick # http://www.microserve.net/~mav/ # mav@microserve.net --- GEcho/2 1.20/Pro * Origin: the rebel multiline 1X % 1,700m % 412/459.7290 (1:2610/38)
From: Richard Town To: Tony Toews Thread: BGFAX (8/28) Date: 06-May-97, 8:36am (Ref# 5310) -=> Quoting Tony Toews to Richard Town <=- DR> Answer AT+FAA=1;A| RT> Try putting your +faa=1 into your init string instead of answer RT> string. And dump the semi-colon. TT> May I respectfully disagree here. BJ clearly states in his docs that TT> these commands must be in the answer string in order to turn on the TT> fax receiving (or the ability to distinquish a fax call from a modem TT> call) portion of the modem when the modem answers the call. Yes, that is necessary for Class2.0 but not for Class2. I'm afraid the definitions are slightly different rgdZ Richard --- FMail/386 1.02 * Origin: PackLink/Zoom Modem Support +44(0)1812972486 (2:254/235)
From: B.J. Guillot To: Tony Toews Thread: BGFAX (9/28) Date: 20-May-97, 2:45pm (Ref# 5332) > May I respectfully disagree here. BJ clearly states in his docs that > these commands must be in the answer string in order to turn on the fax > receiving (or the ability to distinquish a fax call from a modem call) > portion of the modem when the modem answers the call. They won't work in > the init string. And this includes the semi-colon. This is also how my > system works as well and has from the day I set things up. The current documentation should not say this. If it does, it is in error. In the "old days", I'd recommend putting the +FAA=1 portion in the answer string mainly because most programs gave you such little room for init strings that there just wasn't enough space left to put the +FAA=1. I found out that some modems would have trobule with the +FAA=1 in the answer string, so after that, I re-organized the way I told people to do the initialization strings. Regards, bgfax author
From: Alessandro Manni To: B.J. Guillot Thread: bgfax (10/28) Date: 03-Jul-97, 5:35pm (Ref# 5494) B.J. Guillot Scrisse in un messaggio per Mike Barrett: My regkey don't' work in bgfax 1.70e, at the end of a transmission it says wait for 15 minutes- shareware version not registred. Why? The old regkey dont' work with bgfax new releases?????? 2) how must I set my frontdoor 2.12 with usrobotics courier X2 sdl? Thank You >>>Vip's Boss Alem<<< --- * Origin: VipBbs 06/5755490-24h-V34+Uvga+MousexPc (2:335/349)
From: Joe Delahaye To: Alessandro Manni Thread: Bgfax (11/28) Date: 06-Jul-97, 9:13am (Ref# 5496) -> My regkey don't' work in bgfax 1.70e, at the end of a transmission it says -> wait for 15 minutes- shareware version not registred. Why? -> The old regkey dont' work with bgfax new releases?????? The docs state that you must re-register it (not financially). You have to run the registration procedure again. Too many cracks out there is why. Joe --- InterEcho 1.19 * Origin: Lion's Den, Trenton, On * (613)392-8896 (1:249/303)
From: Gail Hitson To: All Thread: BGFAX (12/28) Date: 11-Jul-97, 6:00pm (Ref# 5504) Does BGFax work with Wildcat5 (WINServer) BBS software and PXpress as the Frontend? Thanks, Gail Hitson ... * Origin: Easy Access Internet ----> 904-276-2019 ----> 1:112/2730 --- Platinum Xpress/Win/Wildcat5! v2.0 * Origin: * Origin: Easy Access Internet * (1:112/2730)
From: Cameron Hall To: Gail Hitson Thread: Re: BGFAX (13/28) Date: 13-Jul-97, 7:20am (Ref# 5507) -=> Quoting Gail Hitson to All <=- GH> Does BGFax work with Wildcat5 (WINServer) BBS software and PXpress as GH> the Frontend? If all the software you mentioned is 32 bit, then use BGFAX32. Readme.32 is a file that should proved enough info to point you in the right direction. :-) Cameron Hall (Registered BGFAX user) ad121@hwcn.org | cameron.hall@bluebeam.gryn.org Blue Beam MailServer | 905 662 5784 | Stoney Creek ON Canada | v34 FAX --- GEcho 1.00 * Origin: Blue Beam MailServer Stoney Creek Canada (1:2424/3120)
From: Bill Reyna To: Alessandro Manni Thread: bgfax (14/28) Date: 12-Jul-97, 12:52am (Ref# 5508) > The old regkey dont' work with bgfax new > releases?????? [----------^^^^ you said the above ^^^^-----------] I found you need to re-install and place the register key info during that process. In otherwords do the full-blown registration process, ver1.70 is different in that regard from past releases. -_-_-Bill --- * Origin: Bordertown/TEXMEX bbs (419)862-3423 (1:234/43)
From: Gail Hitson To: Cameron Hall Thread: Re: BGFAX (15/28) Date: 14-Jul-97, 0:48am (Ref# 5509) -> -=> Quoting Gail Hitson to All <=- -> GH> Does BGFax work with Wildcat5 (WINServer) BBS software and PXpress as -> GH> the Frontend? -> If all the software you mentioned is 32 bit, then use BGFAX32. -> Readme.32 is a file that should proved enough info to point you in the -> right direction. :-) -> Cameron Hall (Registered BGFAX user) Thanks Cameron.... since you mention 32 bit, then I assume this applies also to Windows NT as an operating system? Sincerely, Gail Hitson --- Platinum Xpress/Win/Wildcat5! v2.0 * Origin: * Origin: Easy Access Internet * (1:112/2730)
From: B.J. Guillot To: Alessandro Manni Thread: bgfax (16/28) Date: 18-Jul-97, 4:31pm (Ref# 5526) > My regkey don't' work in bgfax 1.70e, at the end of a transmission it says > wait for 15 minutes- shareware version not registred. > Why? It's 15 seconds, not 15 minutes. 15 minutes would be enough to make someone go insane. The format of the reg key changed. If we have not already fixed your situation via e-mail or netmail, write to me and I'll send off the info needed for you to fix your problem. Regards, bgfax author
From: B.J. Guillot To: Gail Hitson Thread: BGFAX (17/28) Date: 18-Jul-97, 4:36pm (Ref# 5529) > Does BGFax work with Wildcat5 (WINServer) BBS software and PXpress as the > Frontend? No. PXpress's fax interface is not friendly for BGFAX. Regards, bgfax author
From: Bill Eastman To: B/J. Guillot Thread: BGFAX (18/28) Date: 28-Aug-97, 6:16am (Ref# 5660) Hello B/J.! The following are some questions from another CTPCUG member: 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 -=> Quoting Bill Eastman to Bat Lang, [26 Aug 97 05:52:56] <=- BE> BGFAX has an OS/2 version, that works with USR modems. The latest BE> version is FAX170P.ZIP, which is a beta. BGFAX170.ARJ is the last BE> non-beta version. The archives contain DOS, OS/2, WIN32 versions BE> of the program. BL> Convince me that I ought to switch to this pgm. What's in it that you BL> like so much, that I might also like? Lay it on me. {^; Good BL> Modeming! /\oo/\ BE> It will work either in stand-alone mode or with a BBS front-end such BE> as Frontdoor or Binkley. BGFAX was the first program that would work BE> in conjuction with a front end. Most can not handle receiving a BE> "hot fax connect" (Binkley answers the phone and finds out it is fax BE> so it runs BGFAX then goes back to Binkley). It can send and receive a BE> fax. It comes with a program to let you view the fax and print it if BE> you want to. You can also print each fax as it is received. BGFAX BE> includes another program called POLYFAX, which will let you broadcast BE> fax (provide a list of phone numbers and send the same fax to all of BE> them). I have NOT used Polyfax. It is one of few programs that BE> include native DOS, OS/2, and Win32 (both Win 95 and NT) in the BE> shareware registration. If you need tech support, BJ is active in the BE> Fidonet BGFAX echo. He also takes phone calls and will return them if BE> he isn't home when you call him. He also has e-mail and a www site, BE> which is www.blkbok.com/~bgfax Darn, I should have also included: DON'T TALK FRONTENDS! {^; Reminds me of the McCarthy hearings: "Have you ever been or are you now... a user of frontends?" To which I would reply, "NO!" Reconvince me, without the use of frontends or BBS talk. Just as Plano command line or text type pgm, as in ala Telemate, eg. BE> Does the Terminate fax work with the USR Courier V.Everything, which BE> uses Fax Class 2.0? Well, it 'works', but only in 'hampered' mode. Bo's position is that USR owner's can just use Class 1 for all their FAX sends. }^: So, yes, it works, but at only at 2/3rds of it's capability. BE> Is it in DOS, OS/2, and Win32 versions or is it BE> "just a DOS" version that happens to work with the other operating BE> systems? It's just a DOS system with some additional config options that enhance its interoperability with other OS's (incl Linux). Will BGFAX operate under Linux? I'm not asking this frivolously. I have Caldera's Linux about to make it's debut on my HDD. What mode does it operate in (command line? Text mode? (as in Telemate) or GUI? (Yuk!!). Will it receive in the background (without multitasking)? If so, will it reset itself after receiving a FAX so it can accommodate multiple FAX receives? Is it smart enough to know if a call is not a FAX and ignore it? Will this upset it's operation? Those are the principal things that I am interested it about BGFAX. Again, NO frontends! {^; Good Modeming! /\oo/\ ... NetMail: 1:382/1201 or E-mail: bat@ccsi.com ~~~ Blue Wave/Max v2.30 Bill --- GoldED 2.41+ * Origin: Bill's Domain 28.8k DS-HST V.FC/V.34/X2 (512) 836-7730 (1:382/35)
From: B.J. Guillot To: Bill Eastman Thread: BGFAX (19/28) Date: 02-Sep-97, 7:33pm (Ref# 5663) > The following are some questions from another CTPCUG member: > BE> Is it in DOS, OS/2, and Win32 versions or is it > BE> "just a DOS" version that happens to work with the other operating > BE> systems? > It's just a DOS system with some additional config options that enhance > its interoperability with other OS's (incl Linux). Will BGFAX operate > under Linux? I'm not asking this frivolously. I have Caldera's Linux > about to make it's debut on my HDD. I'm not sure exactly what the deal with this is, but BGFAX has DOS, OS/2, and Win32 executables. It's not just a "DOS" version, it has all three executables included in the package. Regarding Linux, there is no version of BGFAX that has been specifically compiled/ported for Linux. So, I would not anticipate BGFAX working under Linux. (And frankly, don't see a market for porting BGFAX to Linux, since most Linux users assume everything is free, and I sure am not going to spend hundreds of hours working on a port to simply give it away.) > What mode does it operate in (command line? Text mode? (as in > Telemate) or GUI? (Yuk!!). Will it receive in the background (without > multitasking)? If so, will it reset itself after receiving a FAX so it > can accommodate multiple FAX receives? Is it smart enough to know if a > call is not a FAX and ignore it? Will this upset it's operation? > Those are the principal things that I am interested it about BGFAX. BGFAX is a text mode (aka "console mode") application in all three versions (DOS, OS/2, and Win32). Some day, I expect to release a GUI version for the Win32 platform, but that will have to wait until I have both the time and knowledge to do such a port. The three versions look identical, with the exception that some of the background characters appear differnet in the Win32 console version, because Win95 does not appear to be able to display certain ASCII characters correctly. BGFAX will terminate after any call, and your batch file (or command file if you are using the OS/2 version) will restart BGFAX. If the phone rings, BGFAX will answer it. If it's not a fax call, different things will happen. If you have the modem configured for adaptive answer mode, BGFAX will wait for the modem to idetify the caller as a fax or a modem/data caller. If a voice caller calls, they will still hear "tones", so they are not "ignored". The only way to "ignore" is by using distingtive ringing features in your modem and from your telephone company. Regards, bgfax author
From: Bill Eastman To: B.J. Guillot Thread: BGFAX (20/28) Date: 03-Sep-97, 6:22am (Ref# 5668) Hello B.J.! 02 Sep 97 19:33, B.J. Guillot wrote to Bill Eastman: Do you know if the DOS version of BGFAX will work under Linux using the DOS emulator? The person asking me knows what SHAREWARE is and registers shareware he uses. Bill --- GoldED 2.41+ * Origin: Bill's Domain 28.8k DS-HST V.FC/V.34/X2 (512) 836-7730 (1:382/35)
From: B.J. Guillot To: Bill Eastman Thread: BGFAX (21/28) Date: 06-Sep-97, 11:03am (Ref# 5676) > Do you know if the DOS version of BGFAX will work under Linux using the DOS > emulator? The person asking me knows what SHAREWARE is and registers sharewa > he uses. Unknown. I haven't looked at Linux in several years (don't even know if the DOS emulator was available then). In my "general" experience with Emulators (Windows 3.1 :-), programs which used serial communications usually performed poorly. Regards, bgfax author
From: Richard Vonzel To: All Thread: bgfax (22/28) Date: 15-Sep-97, 4:14pm (Ref# 5726) Hello All! I have been trying to call B.G.'s bbs to get the latest bgfax program, but the numbers isn't working anymore. Has he taken down his system?? Thanks, Richard --- GoldED/386 3.00.Alpha5+ * Origin: The Data Exchange BBS [Bloomington, Mn.] V34+ (1:282/27)
From: Bill Eastman To: Richard Vonzel Thread: bgfax (23/28) Date: 16-Sep-97, 6:40am (Ref# 5727) Hello Richard! 15 Sep 97 16:14, Richard Vonzel wrote to All: RV> Hello All! RV> I have been trying to call B.G.'s bbs to get the latest bgfax program, RV> but the numbers isn't working anymore. Has he taken down his system?? He's still in the Fidonet Nodelist: B.J._Guillot,1-713-507-9620 You also can get it from http://www.blkbox.com/~bgfax --- GoldED 2.41+ * Origin: Bill's Domain 28.8k DS-HST V.FC/V.34/X2 (512) 836-7730 (1:382/35)
From: Robert Carlson To: Richard Vonzel Thread: bgfax (24/28) Date: 16-Sep-97, 7:08am (Ref# 5728) Hi Richard Just use the Freq name BGFAX and go though is node address. ....Bob --- WILDMAIL!/WC v4.12 * Origin: The Starview Connection (1:282/1043.0)
From: Bill Eastman To: B. j. Guillot Thread: BGFAX (25/28) Date: 22-Sep-97, 10:22pm (Ref# 5739) Hello B. J. ! I'm thinking of getting one of those HP all in one devices. Will BGFAX handle sending a fax from one of them or will I have to use the software that comes with it? Bill --- GoldED 2.41+ * Origin: Bill's Domain 28.8k DS-HST V.FC/V.34/X2 (512) 836-7730 (1:382/35)
From: B.J. Guillot To: Richard Vonzel Thread: bgfax (26/28) Date: 19-Oct-97, 10:07am (Ref# 5769) > I have been trying to call B.G.'s bbs to get the latest bgfax program, but > the numbers isn't working anymore. Has he taken down his system?? You're probably calling the wrong number. It changed a while back (about a year ago?). The number is +1 713 507 9620. The latest BGFAX program is also always available from my internet home page, http://www.blkbox.com/~bgfax/ Do you have web access? Regards, bgfax author
From: B.J. Guillot To: Bill Eastman Thread: BGFAX (27/28) Date: 19-Oct-97, 10:14am (Ref# 5774) > I'm thinking of getting one of those HP all in one devices. Will BGFAX handl > sending a fax from one of them or will I have to use the software that comes > with it? Well, the only answer I can give you is that "I have no idea". Sorry for not being more helpful. :-) Regards, bgfax author
From: Bill Eastman To: B.J. Guillot Thread: BGFAX (28/28) Date: 19-Oct-97, 9:41pm (Ref# 5784) Hello B.J.! 19 Oct 97 10:14, B.J. Guillot wrote to Bill Eastman: >> I'm thinking of getting one of those HP all in one devices. Will BGFAX >> handl sending a fax from one of them or will I have to use the software >> that comes with it? BJG> Well, the only answer I can give you is that "I have no idea". BJG> Sorry for not being more helpful. :-) When I get the new computer and HP device, I'll let you know what it supports and will be willing to test it. I'll have to see how it works. It might ASSUME that you have a FAX MODEM on your computer, so in that case BGFAX should work. We'll see in Jan 98. Bill --- GoldED 2.41+ * Origin: Bill's Domain 28.8k DS-HST V.FC/V.34/X2 (512) 836-7730 (1:382/35)