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SMTP-SOURCE(1)                                                  SMTP-SOURCE(1)

NAME
       smtp-source - multi-threaded SMTP/LMTP test generator

SYNOPSIS
       smtp-source [options] [inet:]host[:port]

       smtp-source [options] unix:pathname

DESCRIPTION
       smtp-source  connects  to  the  named  host  and  TCP port
       (default: port 25) and sends one or more messages  to  it,
       either  sequentially  or  in  parallel. The program speaks
       either SMTP (default) or LMTP.  Connections can be made to
       UNIX-domain  and  IPv4 or IPv6 servers.  IPv4 and IPv6 are
       the default.

       Note: this is an unsupported test program. No  attempt  is
       made  to  maintain  compatibility  between successive ver-
       sions.

       Arguments:

       -4     Connect to the server with IPv4. This option has no
              effect  when Postfix is built without IPv6 support.

       -6     Connect to the server with IPv6. This option is not
              available  when  Postfix is built without IPv6 sup-
              port.

       -c     Display a running counter that is incremented  each
              time an SMTP DATA command completes.

       -C count
              When  a  host  sends  RESET instead of SYN|ACK, try
              count times before giving up. The default count  is
              1. Specify a larger count in order to work around a
              problem with TCP/IP stacks that send RESET when the
              listen queue is full.

       -d     Don't  disconnect after sending a message; send the
              next message over the same connection.

       -f from
              Use  the   specified   sender   address   (default:
              <[email protected]myhostname>).

       -l length
              Send  length  bytes  as message payload. The length
              does not include message headers.

       -L     Speak LMTP rather than SMTP.

       -m message_count
              Send the specified number of messages (default: 1).

       -M myhostname
              Use the specified hostname or [address] in the HELO
              command and in the  default  sender  and  recipient
              addresses, instead of the machine hostname.

       -N     Prepend  a  non-repeating  sequence  number to each
              recipient address. This avoids the artificial  100%
              hit  rate  in the resolve and rewrite client caches
              and exercises the  trivial-rewrite  daemon,  better
              approximating  Postfix  performance under real-life
              work-loads.

       -o     Old mode: don't send HELO, and don't  send  message
              headers.

       -r recipient_count
              Send  the specified number of recipients per trans-
              action (default: 1).  Recipient names are generated
              by prepending a number to the recipient address.

       -s session_count
              Run the specified number of SMTP sessions in paral-
              lel (default: 1).

       -S subject
              Send mail with the  named  subject  line  (default:
              none).

       -t to  Use   the  specified  recipient  address  (default:
              <[email protected]myhostname>).

       -R interval
              Wait for a random period of time 0 <= n <= interval
              between  messages.   Suspending one thread does not
              affect other delivery threads.

       -v     Make the program more verbose, for  debugging  pur-
              poses.

       -w interval
              Wait a fixed time between messages.  Suspending one
              thread does not affect other delivery threads.

       [inet:]host[:port]
              Connect via  TCP  to  host  host,  port  port.  The
              default port is smtp.

       unix:pathname
              Connect to the UNIX-domain socket at pathname.

BUGS
       No SMTP command pipelining support.

SEE ALSO
       smtp-sink(1), SMTP/LMTP message dump

LICENSE
       The  Secure  Mailer  license must be distributed with this
       software.

AUTHOR(S)
       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

                                                                SMTP-SOURCE(1)