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Mgetty+Sendfax with Vgetty Extensions (FAQ)
Section - Why doesn't mgetty use the modem's autoanswer capabilities?

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1. Because it isn't possible to distinguish a fax from a data call if you
don't have full modem control. Besides, it will make sure that the modem
doesn't answer the phone while the host isn't ready for it.

2. And callerid won't work without extreme difficulty.
 

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