From: ALi CAYLI To: ALL Thread: FD+BGfax (1/11) Date: 16-Oct-97, 2:41pm (Ref# 5799) Hi All I'm Use Bgfax on the FrontDoor. But I can not make run Bgfax.. Give me your help or init string plesae.:) --- Fidonet@2:431/331, Newsnet@12:1005/101, HitNet@8:103/151 ... Back up my hard disk? I can't find the reverse switch! --- GoldED 3.00.Alpha4+ * Origin: C* MRShBBS +90-344-2252608 KHRMNMRS/C* (2:431/331)
From: Donovan Mclean To: ALi CAYLI Thread: FD+BGfax (2/11) Date: 31-Oct-97, 7:23pm (Ref# 5800) > Hi All > I'm Use Bgfax on the FrontDoor. But I can not make run > Bgfax.. > Give me your help or init string plesae.:) > --- Fidonet@2:431/331, Newsnet@12:1005/101, > HitNet@8:103/151 > ... Back up my hard disk? I can't find the reverse > switch! > --- GoldED 3.00.Alpha4+ > * Origin: C* MRShBBS +90-344-2252608 > KHRMNMRS/C* (2:431/331) Hello, If FrontDoor is not registered or if the errorlevel is not set for 255, sending or receiving FAXES will not work. Donovan --- GEcho 1.00 * Origin: The Rat City II BBS * (503) 289-5043 * 1:105/44 (1:105/44)
From: Mark Towne To: ALi CAYLI Thread: FD+BGfax (3/11) Date: 01-Nov-97, 6:54am (Ref# 5801) Thursday October 16 1997 14:41, ALi CAYLI wrote to ALL: AC> Hi All AC> I'm Use Bgfax on the FrontDoor. But I can not make run Bgfax.. AC> Give me your help or init string plesae.:) here is mine: I have cut out most of the "junk" stuff that you probably don't need/can't use on your BBS. The thing that you need is an ERRORLEVEL to trap for the inbound fax, (I left my errorlevels in as an example)...and then pass it to a command line. I put my bgfax in the FD directory, for speed and simplicity. <grin> Hope this helps. === Cut === IF errorlevel 254 goto FAX if errorlevel 210 goto bbs if errorlevel 191 goto scanecho if errorlevel 190 goto unpackmail if errorlevel 51 goto localbbs if errorlevel 50 goto cleanup if errorlevel 10 goto end if errorlevel 6 goto fossil if errorlevel 5 goto modeminit if errorlevel 4 goto modemresp if errorlevel 3 goto fulldisk if errorlevel 2 goto external if errorlevel 1 goto internal goto start :FAX CD\FD SET BGFAX=M:\FD BGFAX /FAX M:\fd\FAX 1 Q goto start === Cut === Mark --- GEcho 1.11+ * Origin: -==GUARDIAN SYSTEM==- DENVER, CO. U.S.A. 303-766-0635 (1:104/538)
From: Cameron Hall To: Donovan Mclean Thread: Re: FD+BGfax (4/11) Date: 01-Nov-97, 8:09am (Ref# 5803) -=> Quoting Donovan Mclean to ALi CAYLI on 31 Oct 97 07:23pm <=- -=> Subj: Re: FD+BGfax <=- DM> If FrontDoor is not registered or if the errorlevel is not set for DM> 255, sending or receiving FAXES will not work. Hate to burst your bubble... :-) I'm running FD 2.12 in un-registered mode and exit with an errorlevel of 40. Works 100% here. Here's the log clip: ---------- Fri 31 Oct 97, FD 2.12.SW + 12:05:07 Event 0-@ - 12:05:08 Preparing outbound mail - 12:20:59 User key: <F4> View FTP log - 12:21:30 User key: <Shift-F1> QuickBBS Local Logon = 12:45:15 RING = 12:45:26 +FCO - 12:45:26 Exiting with user defined errorlevel: 40 And the BGFAX log (with phone #'s removed for security reasons) -------- 10-31-97 170r C:\BGFAX\BGFAX.EXE /fco:1 c:\fax F2 q /DTE:115200 12:45:27 Port 2, Initial DTE 115200, Multitasker Windows 4.0 dos box 12:45:27 Bryan Woodruff's WinFOSSIL, v1.11.000 (Ext) 12:45:27 f=[+FTI:" 905 527 XXXX"] 12:45:27 Remote Identity [905 527 XXXX] 12:45:28 f=[+FCS:0,3,0,2,0,0,0,3] 12:45:28 c2dcsf [0,3,0,2,0,0,0,3] Low Res, 9600, 1D-MH, 10 ms/sl 12:45:28 f=[OK] 12:45:28 ->[AT+FDR] 12:45:28 Sending +FDR 12:45:28 f=[AT+FDR] 12:45:30 f=[+FCS:0,3,0,2,0,0,0,3] 12:45:30 c2dcsf [0,3,0,2,0,0,0,3] Low Res, 9600, 1D-MH, 10 ms/sl 12:45:32 f=[CONNECT] 12:45:52 page [#1] size [24504] cps [1198] lines [1062] 12:45:52 Extra Bytes; BOP=0, EOP=98 12:45:52 f=[+FPS:1,1077,0,0,0] 12:45:52 Page transfer status [+FPS:1,1077,0,0,0] <MCF> 12:45:54 f=[+FET:0] 12:45:54 f=[OK] 12:45:54 ->[AT+FDR] 12:45:54 Sending +FDR 12:45:54 f=[AT+FDR] 12:45:56 f=[CONNECT] 12:46:32 page [#2] size [42816] cps [1198] lines [1061] 12:46:32 Extra Bytes; BOP=0, EOP=86 12:46:32 f=[+FPS:1,1077,0,0,0] 12:46:32 Page transfer status [+FPS:1,1077,0,0,0] <MCF> 12:46:34 f=[+FET:0] 12:46:34 f=[OK] 12:46:34 ->[AT+FDR] 12:46:34 Sending +FDR 12:46:34 f=[AT+FDR] 12:46:36 f=[CONNECT] 12:47:04 page [#3] size [33835] cps [1200] lines [1060] 12:47:04 Extra Bytes; BOP=0, EOP=66 12:47:04 f=[+FPS:1,1076,0,0,0] 12:47:04 Page transfer status [+FPS:1,1076,0,0,0] <MCF> 12:47:06 f=[+FET:2] 12:47:06 f=[OK] 12:47:06 ->[AT+FDR] 12:47:06 Sending +FDR 12:47:06 f=[AT+FDR] 12:47:09 f=[+FHS:00] 12:47:09 call termination status code [00] 12:47:09 Successful fax reception 12:47:09 All pages received 12:47:09 Fax saved [C:\FAX\FAX0004.QFX] 12:47:09 size [102691] pages [3] lines [3183] elapsed time [01:42] 12:47:11 a=[OK] 12:47:11 ->[ATH0] 12:47:11 i=[ATH0] 12:47:11 i=[OK] 12:47:11 DTR Toggle 12:47:13 ->[AT+FCLASS=0] 12:47:13 i=[AT+FCLASS=0] 12:47:13 i=[OK] 12:47:13 ->[ATZ] 12:47:13 i=[ATZ] 12:47:13 i=[OK] 12:47:13 Shutdown FD 2.12 SW, USR Robotics Sportster Internal dated 4/95. :-) Cameron Hall (Registered BGFAX user) cameron.hall@bluebeam.gryn.org | ad121@hwcn.org Blue Beam MailServer | 905 662 5784 | Stoney Creek ON Canada | v34 FAX Cameron Hall cameron.hall@bluebeam.gryn.org | ad121@hwcn.org Blue Beam MailServer | 905 662 5784 | Stoney Creek ON Canada | v34 FAX * Evaluation copy of Silver Xpress. Day # 20 --- GEcho 1.00 * Origin: Blue Beam MailServer, Stoney Creek, Canada (1:2424/3120)
From: Richard Walsh To: Donovan Mclean Thread: FD+BGfax (5/11) Date: 07-Nov-97, 3:13pm (Ref# 5827) DM> If FrontDoor is not registered or if the errorlevel is not set for DM> 255, sending or receiving FAXES will not work. don't mean to be rude but that is utter rubbish the *internal* faxing won't work with unregistered shareware version of FrontDoor.. however external FAX programs (such as BGFAX) will work perfectly and it can be whatever errorlevel you like as long as your batch file correctly traps and acts upon the appropriate errorlevel.. Regards, Richard Walsh ... SYSTEM ERROR: press F13 to continue... -- Richard J. Walsh * rwalsh@connexus.apana.org.au --- Ezycom V1.48g0 01fa0187 * Origin: Hell's Abyss - +61-3-9553-8369 - 56k x2 (3:632/130)
From: Jeff Dubois To: Richard Walsh Thread: FD+BGfax (6/11) Date: 11-Nov-97, 0:30am (Ref# 5829) RW> the *internal* faxing won't work with unregistered shareware version RW> of FrontDoor.. however external FAX programs (such as BGFAX) will RW> work perfectly RW> and it can be whatever errorlevel you like as long as your batch file RW> correctly traps and acts upon the appropriate errorlevel.. I've just caught the tail end of this thread but nonetheless I have a couple of questions about the above. Will FrontDoor's internal faxing capability work with the *registered* version? Or is that just limited to the *commercial* version? Receiving fax via FrontDoor's internal software is one option. I am also aware that I can have BGFAX receive the faxes simply by telling FrontDoor to exit with an errorlevel. Choosing with route to go will depend on how the faxes are processed by the respective software methods. You see, as a visually impaired person I use a speech synthesizer and DOS-based screen review software to access written matter. I'm not sure how FrontDoor recieves, handles or allows access to faxes. BGFAX, on the other hand, stores them as a *.FAX file which can be accessed, if I'm on the right track, with the VIEW.EXE programme or can be converted to *.PCX or *.DCX files. Still, I cannot access these with my screen reader. I suspect some sort of ocptical character recognition software will have to be used to convert them to an accessible format. Does FrontDoor's internal fax software do this? Is there a way for BGFAX to do this? I've also got an HP Scanner and Arkenstone software which essentially allows me to access printed matter. I'm sure I can find something in there which will do the job but if I don't have to access the scanner software across the LAN and can have some software on the BBS handle it that would be preferable. Is anyone currently running a software solution to do the converting and, if so, coul they point me in a relatively easy direction? Thanks in advance. --- Maximus 3.01 * Origin: Vision Information Systems (1:163/266)
From: Lawrence Mintz To: Jeff Dubois Thread: Fd+bgfax (7/11) Date: 11-Nov-97, 1:10pm (Ref# 5831) JD>Will FrontDoor's internal faxing capability work with the JD>*registered* version? Or is that just limited to the *commercial* JD>version? Receiving fax via FrontDoor's internal software is one JD>option. FrontDoor's internal fax option is *only* useful if you have a ZyXel modem, regardless of whether it is available to registered shareware users or not. For any other modem brand, it is useless. JD>I am also aware that I can have BGFAX receive the faxes simply by JD>telling FrontDoor to exit with an error level. That is the method I use on my BBS with my Courier modem and FrontDoor commercial version. You also asked about converting faxes to ASCII for purposes of being fed to a program to convert the text to voice. No character recognition program that I have found does even a half-way decent job of converting faxes to ASCII text. All of them require that a human being go in and hand correct the mistakes. Larry --- RA/Pro 2.50 * Origin: Mintz BBS, Silver Spring, MD (1:109/493)
From: Jeff Dubois To: Lawrence Mintz Thread: Fd+bgfax (8/11) Date: 12-Nov-97, 9:55pm (Ref# 5832) LM> You also asked about converting faxes to ASCII for purposes of being fed LM> to a program to convert the text to voice. No character recognition LM> program that I have found does even a half-way decent job of converting LM> faxes to ASCII text. All of them require that a human being go in and LM> hand correct the mistakes. Do you recall, by chance, what the best of the ones you tested were? --- Maximus 3.01 * Origin: Vision Information Systems (1:163/266)
From: John Piper To: Richard Walsh Thread: FD+BGfax (9/11) Date: 19-Nov-97, 8:50pm (Ref# 5837) Hello Richard. Replying to a message from Richard Walsh to Jeff Dubois ... JD> Will FrontDoor's internal faxing capability work with the *registered* JD> version? Or is that just limited to the *commercial* version? RW> AFAIK the registered version will put a reference to EXEFAX.BAT in the RW> DOBBS.BAT file (if mailer told to create), and commercial version RW> supports the internal faxing (it's not as good as BGFAX) I think RW> these details are accurate, ask in FDECHO to confirm.. FrontDoor's internal faxing facilities only work with ZyXEL modems. I cannot remember whether or not there are any differences between the shareware and commercial versions of FrontDoor (I've been running 2.20c for too long), but whatever the case, unless you have a ZyXEL modem, the feature is useless. To run BGFax in conjunection with FrontDoor, the easiest thing to do is have FrontDoor exit with an errorlevel after a fax call is detected, and call BGFax from a label within your batch file. -- John (japp@mpx.com.au) http://www.mpx.com.au/~japp Vescere bracis meis --- FMail/Win32 1.40g+ * Origin: Lateline Mail Emporium - South Sydney, Terra Australis (3:712/841)
From: B.J. Guillot To: ALi CAYLI Thread: FD+BGfax (10/11) Date: 22-Nov-97, 5:33pm (Ref# 5846) > I'm Use Bgfax on the FrontDoor. But I can not make run Bgfax.. > Give me your help or init string plesae.:) I'll need to know what kind of modem you have, and what exactly happens (i.e., what do you see of your screen, etc.) before I can give any kind of good help. Regards, bgfax author
From: B.J. Guillot To: Jeff Dubois Thread: FD+BGfax (11/11) Date: 22-Nov-97, 5:43pm (Ref# 5853) > I'm on the right track, with the VIEW.EXE programme or can be converted to > *.PCX or *.DCX files. BGFAX does not have optical character recognition compatibility. Usually, only Windows (or OS/2) software have this features. I never really saw a professional looking DOS-based OCR software. I would image if you can find some OCR software, it will take either the DCX format, or the regular TIFF-Class-F format. Regards, bgfax author