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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for lmtp (redhat section 8)

LMTP(8) 										  LMTP(8)

       lmtp - Postfix local delivery via LMTP

       lmtp [generic Postfix daemon options]

       The  LMTP  client processes message delivery requests from the queue manager. Each request
       specifies a queue file, a sender address, a domain or host to deliver  to,  and	recipient
       information.  This program expects to be run from the master(8) process manager.

       The LMTP client updates the queue file and marks recipients as finished, or it informs the
       queue manager that delivery should be tried  again  at  a  later  time.	Delivery  problem
       reports are sent to the bounce(8) or defer(8) daemon as appropriate.

       The LMTP client connects to the destination specified in the message delivery request. The
       destination, usually specified in the Postfix transport(5) table, has the form:

	      Connect to the local UNIX-domain server that is bound to the specified pathname. If
	      the  process  runs  chrooted,  an  absolute pathname is interpreted relative to the
	      changed root directory.

       inet:host, inet:host:port (symbolic host)

       inet:[addr], inet:[addr]:port (numeric host)
	      Connect to the specified IPV4 TCP port on the specified local or remote host. If no
	      port  is specified, connect to the port defined as lmtp in services(4).  If no such
	      service is found, the lmtp_tcp_port configuration parameter (default value  of  24)
	      will be used.

	      The  LMTP  client  does  not  perform  MX  (mail exchanger) lookups since those are
	      defined only for mail delivery via SMTP.

       If neither unix: nor inet: are specified, inet: is assumed.

       The LMTP client is moderately security-sensitive. It talks to  LMTP  servers  and  to  DNS
       servers on the network. The LMTP client can be run chrooted at fixed low privilege.

       RFC 821 (SMTP protocol)
       RFC 1651 (SMTP service extensions)
       RFC 1870 (Message Size Declaration)
       RFC 2033 (LMTP protocol)
       RFC 2197 (Pipelining)
       RFC 2554 (AUTH command)
       RFC 2821 (SMTP protocol)

       Problems and transactions are logged to syslogd(8).  Corrupted message files are marked so
       that the queue manager can move them to the corrupt queue for further inspection.

       Depending on the setting of the notify_classes parameter, the postmaster  is  notified  of
       bounces, protocol problems, and of other trouble.

       The  following main.cf parameters are especially relevant to this program. See the Postfix
       main.cf file for syntax details and for default values. Use  the  postfix  reload  command
       after a configuration change.

	      Verbose	logging   level   increment  for  hosts  that  match  a  pattern  in  the
	      debug_peer_list parameter.

	      List of domain or network patterns. When a remote host matches a pattern,  increase
	      the  verbose  logging level by the amount specified in the debug_peer_level parame-

	      Recipient of protocol/policy/resource/software error notices.

	      When this parameter includes the protocol class, send mail to the  postmaster  with
	      transcripts of LMTP sessions with protocol errors.

	      Do not wait for the server response after sending QUIT.

	      The  TCP	port  to be used when connecting to a LMTP server.  Used as backup if the
	      lmtp service is not found in services(4).

Authentication controls
	      Enable per-session authentication as per RFC 2554 (SASL).  By default,  Postfix  is
	      built without SASL support.

	      Lookup  tables  with per-host or domain name:password entries.  No entry for a host
	      means no attempt to authenticate.

	      Zero or more of the following.

		     Disallow authentication methods that use plaintext passwords.

		     Disallow authentication methods that are vulnerable to non-dictionary active

		     Disallow  authentication  methods	that are vulnerable to passive dictionary

		     Disallow anonymous logins.

Resource controls
	      Should we cache the connection to the LMTP server? The effectiveness of cached con-
	      nections	will  be determined by the number of LMTP servers in use, and the concur-
	      rency limit specified for the LMTP client.  Cached connections are closed under any
	      of the following conditions:

	      o      The LMTP client idle time limit is reached. This limit is specified with the
		     Postfix max_idle configuration parameter.

	      o      A delivery request specifies a different destination than the one	currently

	      o      The  per-process  limit on the number of delivery requests is reached.  This
		     limit is specified with the Postfix max_use configuration parameter.

	      o      Upon the onset of another delivery request, the LMTP server associated  with
		     the current session does not respond to the RSET command.

	      Limit  the  number  of  parallel	deliveries  to the same destination via this mail
	      delivery transport. transport is the name of the service as specified in	the  mas-
	      ter.cf  file.   The  default  limit  is  taken from the default_destination_concur-
	      rency_limit parameter.

	      Limit the number of recipients per message delivery via this mail  delivery  trans-
	      port. transport is the name of the service as specified in the master.cf file.  The
	      default limit is taken from the default_destination_recipient_limit parameter.

	      This parameter becomes significant if the LMTP client is used for  local	delivery.
	      Some LMTP servers can optimize delivery of the same message to multiple recipients.
	      The default limit for local mail delivery is 1.

	      Setting this parameter to 0 will lead to an  unbounded  number  of  recipients  per
	      delivery.  However, this could be risky since it may make the machine vulnerable to
	      running out of resources if messages are encountered with an inordinate  number  of
	      recipients.  Exercise care when setting this parameter.

Timeout controls
       The  default  time  unit is seconds; an explicit time unit can be specified by appending a
       one-letter suffix to the value: s (seconds),  m	(minutes),  h  (hours),  d  (days)  or	w

	      Timeout  for opening a connection to the LMTP server.  If no connection can be made
	      within the deadline, the message is deferred.

	      Timeout for sending the LHLO command, and for receiving the server response.

	      Timeout for sending the MAIL FROM command, and for receiving the server response.

	      Timeout for sending the RCPT TO command, and for receiving the server response.

	      Timeout for sending the DATA command, and for receiving the server response.

	      Timeout for sending the message content.

	      Timeout for sending the "." command, and for receiving the server response. When no
	      response	is  received, a warning is logged that the mail may be delivered multiple

	      Timeout for sending the RSET command, and for receiving the server response.

	      Timeout for sending the QUIT command, and for receiving the server response.

       bounce(8) non-delivery status reports
       local(8) local mail delivery
       master(8) process manager
       qmgr(8) queue manager
       services(4) Internet services and aliases
       spawn(8) auxiliary command spawner
       syslogd(8) system logging

       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

       Alterations for LMTP by:
       Philip A. Prindeville
       Mirapoint, Inc.

       Additional work on LMTP by:
       Amos Gouaux
       University of Texas at Dallas
       P.O. Box 830688, MC34
       Richardson, TX 75083, USA


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