Additional software for your Oscar installation

I've found the following programs to be very useful on an Oscar server.
 
Samba - network file sharing. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba
Use sudo apt-get install samba
Setting Up Samba: Once your Oscar server is installed, you can create folders where office documents can be shared.
Samba config file: /etc/samba/smb.conf
could contain the following section (there are lots of resources on-line to help configuring Samba)
[global]
  workgroup = servername
[public]
  comment = Public Folder
  path = /usr/netshare/public
  read only = no
  guest only = yes
  guest ok = yes
 
for hylafax (see below), you could add:
[faxIN]
  comment = Incoming Faxes
  path = /usr/netshare/public/fax/in
  read only = no
 
Adding a Samba User username: useradd -d /home/username -s /bin/false -n username passwd username smbpasswd -a username
Restarting Samba: /etc/init.d/samba restart
 
Webmin - is a web-based interface for system administration
  sudo aptitude install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl
  wget http://garr.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/webadmin/webmin_1.441_all.deb
  sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.441_all.deb
to access webmin, use:
  https://your-server-ip:10000/
 
phpMyAdmin - is a web-based interface for mysql administration
 
 
 
Hylafax - fax software. http://www.hylafax.org/content/Main_Page
This Open Source faxing software makes it easy to receive and store faxes on the server. You can view the faxes and delete the junk or save the good ones in the patients' file.  I added a new page for Hylafax setup at wcworks/node/12
Hylafax and Samba: http://edoceo.com/liber/network-hylafax-samba
 
Other fax related links:
Hamilton Family Health Team and describes best practices in the management of faxes in an EMR http://blog.canadianemr.ca/canadianemr/Articles/Receiving%20Faxes%20Elec...
Transition to Electronic Medical Records http://uat-cpsa.softworksgroup.com/Libraries/Policies_and_Guidelines/Tra...
 
Tesseract-OCR code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/
This Open Source OCR software can be used with hylafax to convert incoming faxes to .txt files.  The resolution of Fax images is not great, so some editing work will still be needed.