cdfax: a FAX-like CD-ROM transfer tool

Last Modified: 2004-08-05 (Since: 2002-08-05)

What's cdfax?

cdfax is a FAX-like CD-ROM transfer tool. The original idea was developed by Toshiyuki Masui with an inspiration from cdbiff.


Transfer a CD-ROM from the white PC to the black PC. CD-ROM data are transfered through a network and then a CD-R is burned on the black PC.

[Sender] Transfer


cdfax is written in Ruby and tested under Linux.



To send a CD-ROM, use cdfax-client command. For example, if you want to send a CD-ROM mounted on /mnt/cdrom to, run the following:

% ruby cdfax-client /mnt/cdrom


To receive a CD-ROM, put an empty CD-R to your CD-R drive and run cdfax-server command. For example, if you want to receive a CD-ROM with 8x speed CD-R drive assigned at /dev/sg0, run the following:

% sudo ruby cdfax-server /dev/sg0 8


This is a free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

Satoru Takabayashi