[TriLUG] setting up an SMTP no-op server
ron at tritechs.net
Mon Sep 18 10:58:10 EDT 2006
You can do this with sendmail and the virtusertable. Once you have
sendmail configured to use the virtusertable file, the entry would look
where loadtest is a user on that system, and will get every email sent
to that domain. If you just google 'virtusertable' you'll find all the
documentation you need to set up the feature.
And it looks like postfix has an identical feature, same syntax and
everything, but stored in /etc/postfix/virtusertable instead of /etc/mail.
Christopher L Merrill wrote:
> We are getting ready to load-test a web application that, under the
> target conditions, will be sending ~120 messages/sec. For the purposes
> of the test, we don't care what happens to those e-mails, but for the
> sake of accuracy, we DO want the application to contact an SMTP server
> and deliver the message. We would like to set up a server that would
> accept all incoming messages and discard them.
> Any suggestions how I might go about this? The only configuration
> parameter we have available on the web-application is the STMP server
> hostname (and maybe port#). I was thinking that with the modular nature
> of Postfix, we might be able to configure it to discard all messages.
> Or maybe deliver all incoming messages to the same mailbox? Otherwise,
> we'd need to configure about 30,000 mailboxes for this test :(
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