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milter-test-server

milter-test-server — MTA side milter protocol implemented program

NAME

milter-test-server - MTA side milter protocol implemented program

SYNOPSIS

milter-test-server [ option ... ]

DESCRIPTION

milter-test-server talks MTA side milter protocol. It can connect to a milter without MTA. For now, there is no similar tool. It is useful to test milter not MTA + milter. For example, it can be used for the following situation:

  • milter's performance check

  • milter's operation check

milter-test-server can be used for simple performance check because it shows elapsed time. You can confirm elapsed time without MTA's processing time. You will find a problem of a milter more easily because it doesn't depend on MTA.

If a milter changes headers and/or body, milter-test-server can show changed message. It can be used for testing a milter that may change headers and/or body. If it is used with unit testing framework like Cutter , you can write automated unit tests.

Options

--help

Shows available options and exits.

--name=NAME

Uses NAME as milter-test-server's name. The name is used as a value of "{daemon_name}" macro for example.

The default value is "milter-test-server" that is the command file name.

--connection-spec=SPEC

Specifies a socket to connect to milter. SPEC should be formatted as one of the followings:

  • unix:PATH

  • inet:PORT

  • inet:PORT@HOST

  • inet:PORT@[ADDRESS]

  • inet6:POST

  • inet6:PORT@HOST

  • inet6:PORT@[ADDRESS]

Examples:

  • unix:/var/run/milter/milter-manager.sock

  • inet:10025

  • inet:10025@localhost

  • inet:10025@[127.0.0.1]

  • inet6:10025

  • inet6:10025@localhost

  • inet6:10025@[::1]

--negotiate-version=VERSION

Uses VERSION as milter protocol version sent to milter.

The default value is 8. The value is the same as Sendmail 8.14's default value.

--connect-host=HOST

Uses HOST as connected host.

The host name is passed to milter's xxfi_connect() callback.

--connect-address=SPEC

Uses SPEC as connected address. SPEC format is same as --connection-spec option's SPEC.

The address is passed to milter's xxfi_connect() callback.

--connect-macro=NAME:VALUE

Adds a macro that is sent on xxfi_connect() callback. The macro has NAME name and VALUE value. This option can be specified N-times for N additional macros.

Here is an example that a macro that has "client_connections" name and "1" value is sent on xxfi_connect() callback:

--connect-macro client_connections:1

--helo-fqdn=FQDN

Uses FQDN for 'HELO/EHLO' SMTP command.

The FQDN is passed to milter's xxfi_helo() callback.

--helo-macro=NAME:VALUE

Adds a macro that is sent on xxfi_helo() callback. The macro has NAME name and VALUE value. This option can be specified N-times for N additional macros.

Here is an example that a macro that has "client_ptr" name and "unknown" value is sent on xxfi_helo() callback:

--helo-macro client_ptr:unknown

--envelope-from=FROM, -fFROM

Uses FROM for 'MAIL FROM' SMTP command.

The address is passed to milter's xxfi_envfrom() callback.

--envelope-from-macro=NAME:VALUE

Adds a macro that is sent on xxfi_envfrom() callback. The macro has NAME name and VALUE value. This option can be specified N-times for N additional macros.

Here is an example that a macro that has "client_addr" name and "192.168.0.1" value is sent on xxfi_envfrom() callback:

--envelope-from-macro client_addr:192.168.0.1

--envelope-recipient=RECIPIENT, -rRECIPIENT

Uses RECIPIENT for 'RCPT TO' SMTP command. If you want to use multiple recipients, specify --envelope-recipient option n-times.

The address is passed to milter's xxfi_envrcpt() callback. xxfi_envrcpt() is called for each recipient.

--envelope-recipient-macro=NAME:VALUE

Adds a macro that is sent on xxfi_envrcpt() callback. The macro has NAME name and VALUE value. This option can be specified N-times for N additional macros.

Here is an example that a macro that has "client_ptr" name and "2929" value is sent on xxfi_envrcpt() callback:

--envelope-recipient-macro client_ptr:2929

--data-macro=NAME:VALUE

Adds a macro that is sent on xxfi_data() callback. The macro has NAME name and VALUE value. This option can be specified N-times for N additional macros.

Here is an example that a macro that has "client_name" name and "unknown" value is sent on xxfi_data() callback:

--data-macro client_name:unknown

--header=NAME:VALUE

Adds a header that names NAME and its value is VALUE. If you want to multiple headers, specify --header option n-times.

The header is passed to milter's xxfi_header() callback. xxfi_header() is called for each header.

--end-of-header-macro=NAME:VALUE

Adds a macro that is sent on xxfi_eoh() callback. The macro has NAME name and VALUE value. This option can be specified N-times for N additional macros.

Here is an example that a macro that has "n_headers" name and "100" value is sent on xxfi_eoh() callback:

--end-of-header-macro n_headers:100

--body=CHUNK

Adds CHUNK as body chunk. If you want to multiple chunks, specify --body option n-times.

The chunk is passed to milter's xxfi_body() callback. xxfi_body() is called for each chunk.

--end-of-message-macro=NAME:VALUE

Adds a macro that is sent on xxfi_eom() callback. The macro has NAME name and VALUE value. This option can be specified N-times for N additional macros.

Here is an example that a macro that has "elapsed" name and "0.29" value is sent on xxfi_eom() callback:

--end-of-message-macro elapsed:0.29

--unknown=COMMAND

Uses COMMAND as unknown SMTP command.

The command is passed to milter's xxfi_unknown() callback. xxfi_unknown() is called between xxfi_envrcpt() and xxfi_data().

--authenticated-name=NAME

Uses NAME as an authorized user name on SMTP Auth. It corresponds to SASL login name. NAME is passed as a value of {auth_authen} on MAIL FROM.

--authenticated-type=TYPE

Uses TYPE as an authorized type on SMTP Auth. It corresponds to SASL login method. TYPE is passed as a value of {auth_type} on MAIL FROM.

--authenticated-author=AUTHOR

Uses AUTHOR as an authorized sender on SMTP Auth. It corresponds to SASL sender. AUTHOR is passed as a value of {auth_author} on MAIL FROM.

--mail-file=PATH

Uses file exists at PATH as mail content. If the file has 'From:' and/or 'To:', they are used for from and/or recipient addresses.

--output-message

Shows a message applied a milter. If you want to check milter's operation that may change header and/or body, specify this option.

--color=[yes|true|no|false|auto]

Shows a messaged applied a milter with colorization if --color, --color=yes or --color=true is specified. If --color=auto is specified, colorization is enabled on terminal environment.

The default is off.

--connection-timeout=SECONDS

Specifies timeout on connecting to a milter. An error is occurred when a connection can't be established in SECONDS seconds.

The default is 300 seconds. (5 minutes)

--reading-timeout=SECONDS

Specifies timeout on reading a response from a milter. An error is occurred when the milter doesn't respond to a request in SECONDS seconds.

The default is 10 seconds.

--writing-timeout=SECONDS

Specifies timeout on writing a request to a milter. An error is occurred when request to the milter isn't completed in SECONDS seconds.

The default is 10 seconds.

--end-of-message-timeout=SECONDS

Specifies timeout on reading a response of end-of-message command from a milter. An error is occurred when the milter doesn't complete its response to the end-of-message command in SECONDS seconds.

The default is 300 seconds. (5 minutes)

--all-timeouts=SECONDS

Specifies timeout to --connection-timeout, --reading-timeout, --writing-timeout and --end-of-message-timeout at once.

--threads=N

Use N threads to request a milter.

The default is 0. (main thread only)

--verbose

Logs verbosely.

"MILTER_LOG_LEVEL=all" environment variable configuration has the same effect.

--version

Shows version and exits.

EXIT STATUS

The exit status is 0 if milter session is started and non 0 otherwise. milter session can't be started when connection spec is invalid format or milter-test-server can't connect to a milter.

EXAMPLE

The following example talks with a milter that works on host 192.168.1.29 and is listened at 10025 port.

% milter-test-server -s inet:10025@192.168.1.29