This manual page documents briefly the
It is designed to test the performance of SMTP relay servers by receiving mail
to /dev/null at random speeds.
user-list-filename is the name of a file which contains a list of valid users email addresses.
The file may have three fields separated by spaces, the email address, the
password (used for rabid) and an optional third field to specify what is to be
done with the mail. A d character means that it is to be deferred
(SMTP 45x), a r means that it is to be rejected (SMTP 55x), a b means that
it is to be accepted and bounced, and a g means that it is to be grey-listed.
reverse-dns file is in the same format as /etc/hosts and gives the value that will be
used in the 220 message. Otherwise it will be
maximum-message-size indicates the size in Kilobytes that will be the maximum size of a message
that will be accepted. The default is 10240k.
-s parameter enables SSL.
listen-port parameter specifies the TCP port to listen on (default 25).
threads parameter is the number of threads that may be created to receive mail.
Note that your BHM machine may have hardware and OS limits that determine
how many connections it may receive.
-a command turns on all logging. All message data received will be logged. This
will make it slow and it may not be able to saturate a fast Ethernet link...
-z switch allows you to specify a debugging file base. From this base one file
is created for each thread (with a : and the thread number appended), each
file is used to log all IO performed by that thread for debugging purposes.
-Z switch is the same but creates a separate file for each connection as well
with an attitional : appended followed by the connection number.