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CopiaFacts Reference

Server Initial Configuration Utility


SERCONF is run from the CopiaFacts Server installation program to set up your first standard FAXFACTS.CFG and FAX.USR files, and to set the correct base drive and directory for CopiaFacts in other configuration files located on the machine running CopiaFacts. This is done after the main CopiaFacts programs have been installed.

The principal use of this program is for new installs, but you can run it at any time to display what it would have set for you.  This may be helpful if your configuration files have not been updated for a while and do not make use of new facilities.  This feature makes it easy to copy settings manually into your current files.  See Reviewing Settings below for details.

You may also run SERCONF manually to rewrite your base configuration files, but please note that it always rewrites new files without reference to their original content.  The original files are backed up with filenames .001, .002 etc.

USA Configuration

For sites in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) area, be sure to enter your telephone area code, an International Dial Prefix of 011, and Country Code of 1.


Non-USA Configuration

Outside the USA, do not enter an area code, but enter your International Dial Prefix and Country Code.  Deselect the Standard USA Phone Masks checkbox:

The International Dial Prefix is used to replace a leading + in a dial string.  If a dial string starts with + and is followed by the digits of the Country Code you have selected, the generated phone masks will cause these characters to be replaced with a 0.  For countries were a leading zero is not added, you will need to edit the $phone_mask command manually to change this.

Reviewing Settings

If you run SERCONF when a full CFG file already exists, it will prompt for the action you wish to take:

Selecting the third item will suppress all file updating by SERCONF, and the 'Continue' button is changed to 'View':

The View button displays the contents of the CFG file (and USR file if selected for update) that would have been written as the initial files for a new system.  To update an existing file manually, open it using the button provided, and manually copy and paste the new commands you wish to add:

As usual in syntax-highlighted command files, you can double-click a command name to open the help topic for the command.  However the files are displayed in read-only mode, only for copying to your current configuration file.