[Smaug] Test 2

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jun 16 10:54:52 PDT 2009

Quoting Peter Belew (peterbe at sonic.net):

> Still testing - list up?

Next time, you might want to start with ping instead of lobbing off
multiple messages and getting no resulting diagnostic information -- and
then creating something of a mess when and if a logjam clears.

Anyway, are you not aware of how to send a test message using manual SMTP?
(And, perhaps you weren't aware that SVLUG has a "test" mailing list as a
target for such messages.)

# First, make sure mail isn't handled elsewhere by checking MX record:
$ dig -t mx lists.svlug.org +short

# OK, so talk to the machine on TCP port 25, the SMTP port.
$ telnet lists.svlug.org 25
Connected to lists.svlug.org.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 svlug.org ESMTP Exim 4.44 #1 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:39:11 -0700 - mm9
HELO linuxmafia.com
250 svlug.org Hello airport.deirdre.org []
MAIL FROM: <rick at linuxmafia.com>
250 OK
RCPT TO: <test at lists.svlug.org>
250 Accepted
500 unrecognized command
354 Enter message, ending with "." on a line by itself
From: rick at linuxmafia.com
To: test at lists.svlug.org
Subject:  S^H^H^H  es  Test #1 of June 22222222222 the n... I need coffee

250 OK id=1MGbjr-0000gk-HA
421 svlug.org: SMTP command timeout - closing connection
Connection closed by foreign host.

(Resulting message was confirmed received by, among other things,
passing through the Exim MTA and then Mailman, to end up here:
http://lists.svlug.org/archives/test/2009-June/000068.html )

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