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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  soft-
       ware.  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  immedi-
       ately and exits.

OPTIONS
       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.



OPERANDS
       The following operand is supported:

       hostname        The name of a given host.



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

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



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWcsu


SEE ALSO
       telnet(1), sendmail(1M), attributes(5), ip6(7P)

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



SunOS 5.10                        9 Nov 1999                       mconnect(1)