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PHP eFax requires "ssl://" on RedHat EL7 and Ubuntu

We found out today that RedHat LE7 requires the use of the "ssl://" protocol instead of the default "tls://". The error we are getting from PHP looks like this:

PHP Warning:  stream_socket_client(): SSL operation failed with code 1. OpenSSL Error messages:
error:1409442E:SSL routines:ssl3_read_bytes:tlsv1 alert protocol version in .../lib/http_request.php on line 294
PHP Warning:  stream_socket_client(): Failed to enable crypto in .../lib/http_request.php on line 294
PHP Warning:  stream_socket_client(): unable to connect to tls://secure.efaxdeveloper.com:443 ...

The set_fax_id() function PHP e-Fax must be given unique IDs, each time.

Fax button on an old type of fax machine

The PHP eFax system uses a class that ease the communication between your software and eFax. The developer system is not too complicated, but there are tricks to it and the class hides most of them.

Today a customer contacted us as they just purchased a copy of our PHP library and had problems sending faxes. The fact is that they used the set_fax_id() function with a hard coded string. Imagine doing something like:

$efax->set_fax_id("Test Fax");

This looks pretty good, only after the second time the sending of the fax will fail because eFax considers that it was already ...

PHP e-Fax requires valid SSL certificates (failed with code 1)

As e-Fax is updating their systems further to be compliant with various security systems, some new problems may arise on your servers.

The main one is an SSL error that is quite unclear.

Warning: stream_socket_client(): SSL operation failed with code 1. OpenSSL Error messages: error:14090086:SSL routines:ssl3_get_server_certificate:certificate verify failed in /path-to-php-efax/http_request.php on line 294

As we can see, the error mentions a server certificate function and says it could not verify a certificate.

If your server is not 100% up to date with newest SSL versions or your web ...

PHP eFax FAQ

PHP eFax is very popular and generates many questions from our customers and potential customers. We try to answer those questions on our website for a quick read from our users. You can always ask us additional questions by contacting us directly or by posting a comment on the FAQ page.

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PHP eFax

$99.00

A fax machine with a fax coming out saying 'PHP eFax' Since, eFax® Developer does not offer a PHP interface, we at Made to Order Software Corporation found that in order to offer a fax service to our restaurant customers who use Order Made!®, we had to write our own PHP library in order to integrate properly with eFax. Now we are offering this robust library to save you development time by giving you access to our source code.

Save yourself the headache of development time! Get PHP eFax now!

Works with PHP 4.x and PHP 5.x

$99.00

Made to Order Software releases PHP eFax 1.3

Made to Order Software just released PHP eFax 1.3 adding one instruction to let eFax Developer know once an inbound message was received.

If you had version 1.2 or 1.1, please upgrade to 1.3 to get the full functionality that PHP eFax has to offer.

Alexis Wilke
CEO
Made to Order Software Corporation

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Testing PHP properly...

I have been wondering, for a little while, how can I properly test my PHP code?! Only my server can run it, right? Well, no, there is CLI. Okay, but how can I make that work in there?

The best answer I’ve got so far: simpletest. This PHP library let you write a test a la C++. You simply create a class derived from a SimpleTest class, and voilà. You are done. Well… you still have to implement test functions. But that is still a breeze.

I used this library to test the PHP eFax classes and got about 4 bugs out (not too bad, considering I wrote over 1,000 lines of code and ...

PHP eFax v1.1 released

In 2007, Made to Order Software created a software package to support the eFax protocol using PHP. Early in 2008, we offered the package for your developers to send faxes from your web server in just minutes anywhere in the world. Now, we offer PHP eFax version 1.1 that not only sends faxes, it also parses inbound faxes with a single call to the PHP eFax object.

eFax® is a company offering a reliable system to send and receive faxes cheaply. Their system works with the Internet and thus is directly accessible to your web server.

This newer version includes Unit Tests that are used to ...