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

    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.

    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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