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Re: Trivial SMTP client
On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 08:16:23PM -0800, Dave Taira wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, David S. wrote:
> > (Re-inventing the wheel) You could do the 'telnet' trick with
> > 'expect'. But 'telnet' + 'expect' + 'tcl' + ... would not be
> > a "small" SMTP client.
> You could also use nc(1). As long as you generate the right
> text, it should work. Something like:
It's a nice idea, but it don't work. Try it and see. Neither does
telnet--SMTP really does want to have a dialog, not just a pair of
firehoses spewing at each other.
I'd still recommend Sendmail, but there's at least one port in the
tree that'll do the trick.
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