[hobbit] smtp check

Henrik Stoerner henrik at hswn.dk
Thu Dec 1 16:20:32 CET 2005

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 02:41:32PM +0100, Stef Coene wrote:
> On Thursday 01 December 2005 13:59, Henrik Stoerner wrote:
> >
> > Most likely, it complains because Hobbit fires off SMTP commands before
> > waiting for the SMTP server's greeting. Technically, this is in
> > violation of the SMTP protocol, and some newer servers complain about
> > this.
> >
> > Try removing the "send" part from the [smtp] section in
> > ~hobbit/server/etc/bb-services
> That's working.  But isn't that the same as just a port check ?

No. If you just remove the "send" bit, Hobbit will still use the
"expect" definition and check that the SMTP server sends back a
"220" OK-message that it is ready.

The only reason Hobbit sends the "MAIL\r\nQUIT\r\n" string is 
because sendmail complains if you connect to it, but don't send


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