The Faximum Daemons and Start-Up Script
When your system starts, it automatically executes a start-up script that
invokes the necessary background daemons used by Faximum Client/Server.
On Solaris, this script is in the file
On Solaris, there are three daemons used by Faximum:
- The fax font server. This daemon is required by
asciitiff and faxcico
program to obtain the fonts used by Faximum.
It need not be running in order to use the fax client
but it is needed if you wish to submit a fax for tranmission or convert
an ASCII file into TIFF-F format.
- The outgoing fax scheduler.
This daemon monitors the outgoing fax queue and arranges for the transmission
(by faxcico) of each fax when appropriate.
This daemon is also used to coordinate information between different
fax client processes.
It must be running in order to use
fax client or to send faxes.
- The incoming fax monitor.
This daemon monitors the fax modem for incoming fax calls.
There will be one faxlisten daemon for each fax modem on the system.
(Note that this version of Faximum is limited to a single fax modem.
To upgrade to a multi-line version of Faximum,
contact the vendor who sold you your copy of Faximum Client/Server.
This daemon needs to be running in order to receive faxes.
If you wish to manually stop all of the fax server daemons, type (as root):
If you wish to manually start all of the fax server daemons, type (as root):
If you wish to see which fax processes are currently running, type (as root):
ps -eaf | grep fax.
Note that starting the daemons when some (or all of the daemons) are
already running will cause the system to fail in strange and mysterious