mconnect - connect to SMTP mail server socket
mconnect [-p port] [-r] [hostname]
The mconnect utility opens a connection to the mail server
on a given host, so that it can be tested independently of
all other mail software. If no host is given, the connection
is made to the local host. Servers expect to speak the Sim-
ple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) on this connection. Exit
by typing the quit command. Typing EOF sends an end of file
to the server. An interrupt closes the connection immedi-
ately and exits.
The following options are supported:
- p port
Specify the port number instead of the default SMTP
port (number 25) as the next argument.
-r "Raw" mode: disable the default line buffering and
input handling. This produces an effect similar to
telnet(1) to port number 25.
The following operand is supported:
The name of a given host.
The mconnect command is IPv6-enabled. See ip6(7P).
help file for SMTP commands
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWcsu |
telnet(1), sendmail(1M), attributes(5), ip6(7P)
Postel, Jonathan B., RFC 821, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol,
Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern Cali-
fornia, August 1982.
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