Modem As Answering Machine

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at
Sat Feb 2 18:04:46 UTC 2008

On Feb 2, 2008 1:10 PM, Nomen Nescio <nobody at> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> I would enjoy using my modem, which works in Ubuntu,
> as a stand alone answering machine with the option of
> fax and/or data transfer, not connected to the internet,
> but connected to a regular landline.

There is a ISP-HOWTO (should be in that will help you set up
the pppd daemon for data connections. Probably no GUI involved, but
from my HOWTOs experience, it should be straightforward to follow the
steps and get it working. You could set your system as a BBS, for
example, should you like.

I have zero information on FAX utilities. Should you find an
application for data, fax AND voice, would you please report back with
your success story?


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