Check the server processes

Make sure that the server software is running:

  1. Log in as root on the server system.
  2. Type ps -ef | grep fax
  3. Look for the following processes in the returned list. They indicate that the server is running (there can be more than one faxlisten process).

    . . .faxlisten fax-line-n
    . . .faxsched

    where n is the phone line to which the fax modem is connected.

If you don't see these processes, stop and restart the daemons. (See The Faximum Daemons and Start-Up Script.)