On 1998/11/05, Avery Pennarun wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 05, 1998 at 07:55:37PM +0100, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > We had a binary named verify in earlier releases (I believe in netstd or
> > so). It seems I cannot find it anymore. Does anyone know what happened?
> What did it do? Do you mean vrfy? (I don't know where that is either,
Do you mean this vrfy?
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: Verify electronic mail addresses.
'vrfy' is a tool to verify email addresses and mailing lists. In its simplest
form it takes an address "user@domain", figures out the MX hosts for "domain",
and issues the SMTP command VRFY at the primary MX host (optionally all), or
at "domain" itself if no MX hosts exist. Without "domain" it goes to
"localhost". More complex capabilities are: recursively expanding forward
files or mailing lists, and detecting mail forwarding loops. Full-blown
RFC822 address specifications are understood. Syntax checking can be carried
out either locally or remotely. Various options are provided to exploit
alternative protocol suites if necessary, and to print many forms of verbose
output. Obvious limitations exist, but on average it works pretty well.
- Ruud de Rooij.
Ruud de Rooij
- Re: verify
- From: Avery Pennarun <email@example.com>