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SMTP?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by gelan, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. gelan

    gelan Network Guru Member

    Since there are so many different projects out there for pretty much everything, I was wondering if there's someone out there that has integrated a SMTP server into the linksys software?
     
  2. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    I'd be very surprised.

    Even if the flash was used as a read/write filesystem (it's read-only in stock Linksys firmware), there's not enough available flash+ram to store any reasonable sized pending email queue. One non-trivial attachment to a single email could easily overflow all available space.

    If somebody's done it, it's not much more than a toy.
     
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Thinking too small there Ron.

    There are a few units like the Asus WL-500G Deluxe or my spankity-new Linksys WRTSL54GS unit with USB 2.0 ports.

    To which we could attach for example a hard-drive. I have in mind a little note-book drive personally.

    At that point the little widget could be not JUST a media or file-sharing device, it could also handle mail.

    I would imagine the first place you'll see something like this is in OpenWRT. They have a wide variety of add-on packages already, you can add anything at anytime using the ipkg system.
     
  4. gelan

    gelan Network Guru Member

    Sounds like the NSLU2 ;)

    I didn't think of the mail queue. The use I was thinking of was using it to relay some administrative e-mails from my wordpress install to users.
     
  5. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    @vincentfox
    Yup, oops. [​IMG] I was only thinking about the WRT54G(S)'s, and even then forgot about the card reader mod.

    And yes, OpenWRT would be the place to look for something like this.

    @gelan
    Unfortunately, the mail queue is one of the major features of an SMTP server. Something has to continually retry failed delivery attempts. Even with immediate delivery and no failed-delivery-retries, that message has to be stored somewhere between when it was received and when it was sent out.
     

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