NAMEdbmail-lmtpd - receive messages from an MTA supporting the Lightweight Mail Transport Protocol, as specified in RFC 2033.
SYNOPSISdbmail-lmtpd [-f configfile] [-p pidfile] [-nvVh]
DESCRIPTIONThe dbmail-lmtpd daemon will spawn child processes as specified in the dbmail.conf file. These processes listen, by default, on port 24 of the localhost interface. Mail Transfer Agents, MTA's such as Postfix and Exim, speak LMTP to their Mail Delivery Agents which receive and store messages. DBMail implements such a system using a database backend.
OPTIONS-p pidfile Specify an alternate pid file. The daemons are currently hardcoded to use /var/run/dbmail-<daemon> for their pid files, and will halt if the pid file cannot be written. Use the -p pidfile option to place the pid file in your system's preferred location. -n No daemonize. The program remains attached to the console from which it was started. This is quite useful for debugging when combined with the -v option.
COMMON OPTIONS-f configfile Specify an alternate config file. The utilities are currently hardcoded to use /etc/dbmail.conf for their configs, and will halt if the config file cannot be found. Use the -f configfile option to specify your system's preferred config file location. -q Quietly skip interactive prompts and helpful status messages which would otherwise be printed to stdout. Use two -q's to silence errors which would otherwise be printed to stderr. -v Operate verbosely. Some of the utilities in the DBMail suite can take two -v's for extra verbosity. Those which don't understand this convention won't complain about having the extra -v and will simply operate at their normal verbosity. -V Show the version and copyright, then exit. -h Show a brief summary of options, then exit.
BUGSIf you experience inexplicable problems with DBMail, please report the issue to the DBMail Bug Tracker.
LICENSEDBMail and its components are distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Copyrights are held variously by the authors listed below.
AUTHOR(S)DBMail is a collaborative effort among the core developers listed below and the tremendous help of the testers, patchers and bug hunters listed in the AUTHORS and THANKS files found in the DBMail source distribution. Eelco van Beek Aaron Stone Paul J Stevens Roel Rozendaal Open Source Engineer NFG Net Facilities Group BV Ilja Booij Palo Alto, CA USA //www.nfg.nl IC&S //hydricacid.com Koningsweg 4 3582 GE Utrecht //www.ic-s.nl
REFERENCES1. DBMail Bug Tracker //dbmail.org/index.php?page=bugs 10/16/2007 DBMAIL-LMTPD(8)