MCONNECT(1) User Commands MCONNECT(1)


NAME


mconnect - connect to SMTP mail server socket

SYNOPSIS


mconnect [-p port] [-r] [hostname]


DESCRIPTION


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 Simple 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 immediately and
exits.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-pport
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.


OPERANDS


The following operand is supported:

hostname
The name of a given host.


USAGE


The mconnect command is IPv6-enabled. See ip6(4P).

FILES


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


SEE ALSO


telnet(1), ip6(4P), attributes(7), sendmail(8)


Postel, Jonathan B., RFC 821, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Information
Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, August 1982.


January 28, 2008 MCONNECT(1)