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SunOS man pages : mconnect (1)

User Commands                                         mconnect(1)


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: hostname The name of a given host.


The mconnect command is IPv6-enabled. See ip6(7P).


/etc/mail/sendmail.hf help file for SMTP commands


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________| SunOS 5.8 Last change: 9 Nov 1999 1 User Commands mconnect(1)


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. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 9 Nov 1999 2