Asterisk and Fax and T.38 setup posibility research


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Hi,

First : As I understand - it is hard to Send/Receive faxes trough Asterisk.

What I want to do is just the possibility to send and receive faxes with FAX-A, FAX-B and FAX-C
I can make plain calls through and from FAX-A, FAX-B and FAX-C but! I want to be able to fax.

  • what type of ATA’s should I use best
  • what do I have to do to ASTERISK to make this work, knowing that for now I’ve only added the capi stuff to a base install.

FAX : real fax machine
ATA : is a PSTN Gateway (SIP or H.323 or IAX) either type that will make it work
INTERNET : is the internet
ASTERISK : asterisk server in data center
CAPI : I use the capi chan_capi-cm to goto ISDN
ISDN : now FRITZ card but will become a PRI if tests work
TELEPHONE NETWORK : the ‘real’ telephone isdn network

FAX-A
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ATA
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INTERNET
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ASTERISK-CAPI-ISDN/PRI-------TELEPHONE NETWORK-------PSTN–FAX-C
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INTERNET
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ATA
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FAX-B

I realy want this to work else we will need to use an commercial ‘ASTERISK’ thing that has ‘proven’ T.38/FAX capabilitys. And … I don’t want that!

thanx all for your time and for the work on Asterisk!

kind regards,

Mtjs.