On Sun, 10 Jan 1999, Bennett Todd wrote:
You're thinking about LMTP, RFC 2033:-).
Obviously. ;-) "All ideas which appear to have merit have been thought of
before, and you're doomed to reinvent them poorly." That's my new
corollary to Murphy's law. ;-)
Problem is, you're setting yourself up to have to deal with many,
perhaps most, of the security programs of an email system in that LDA.
That's a given. What you'd be constructing would essentially be a
heavyweight server process, not something light like Procmail.
What I'm envisioning here is actually not something you'd run from a
.forward/.qmail/.whatever at all. I'm thinking of a full-time "delivery
server", as it were, and hence the design changes completely. You have the
opportunity to do hefty up-front setup (including bootstrapping a language
interpreter, if desired), and can maintain a semblance of state between
This website doesn't seem to work...do you have any other information
about this scripting engine?
I just tried it, just worked. Maybe a transient connectivity problem?
Must have been; I managed to grab a copy, and take a peek. Rather unusual
that they have as many file I/O primitives available as they do by
default, yet lack built-in directory management functions (all I want is
opendir, readdir, closedir, and rmdir ;-).
But, it's -definitely- lightweight, and seems to embed nicely. I like. :-)
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