[olug] Linux-friendly hardware question - stand-alone FAX machine

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 04:33:56 UTC 2011


Thanks for letting me know.  That is encouraging news.
in the past, i had to install hundreds of megabytes of bloat in order to
ScanToPC which i never understood because i just want to save to a file
share or sftp share or otherwise use a well known communication protocol.
My eyefi card and cell phone can save to a file share, why can't all
networked scanners.  On the faxing side, T.38 still does not seem to be
well known in the faxing industry but at least it would be a standard

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 16:45, Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com>
> wrote:> Dan, how is that Brother holding up?>> Do you send faxes or
> scans over the network with it?
> Both of my Brother printers (the HL-2700CN color laser, and the
> MFC-295CN inkjet fax/scanner/printer) are doing great.
> I finally replaced the original ink cartridges in the 295, bought a
> set of 12 cartridges (three of each color) from an Amazon re-seller
> for about $20 total.  I was suspect of the quality based on the price,
> but they have good color and that was 6+ months ago and I'm still on
> the first set.  It's now a fraction of the TCO when it comes to my
> past HP InkJet printers.
> Both printers are easy to setup as network printers under Ubuntu.  The
> network scanner and print-to-FAX with the 295 hasn't been
> re-configured since I did a full re-install of 11.10.  From memory, I
> believe both the scanning and print-to-FAX worked, but I'll have to
> re-configure them to confirm.
> (For those interested, the print-to-FAX and network scanning under
> Windows 7 works quite well.  I don't do much of either of those, but I
> have done network scanning and it's easy and quick.)
> Dan
> --
> ***************** ************* *********** ******* ***** *** **
> "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
>     (Who can watch the watchmen?)
>     -- from the Satires of Juvenal
> "I do not fear computers, I fear the lack of them."
>     -- Isaac Asimov (Author)
> ** *** ***** ******* *********** ************* *****************

More information about the OLUG mailing list