hi all want to make a smtp server in ruby but dunno whr 2 start from can u pls guide me or send me links to the tuts on making a smtp server in ruby also wht all fuctions available in ruby will i need
on 2007-01-08 07:22
on 2007-01-08 14:49
Prashant Jadhav wrote: > hi all > want to make a smtp server in ruby > but dunno whr 2 start from > can u pls guide me > > or send me links to the tuts on making a smtp server in ruby > also wht all fuctions available in ruby will i need Without trying to be too much of a bastard: http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html You are highly unlikely to get a good answer because of the way you asked the question. You are also asking in the from forum as Ruby on Rails is mainly for web-application development and standalone SMTP servers are not web-apps. You will also need to know the SMTP RFCs. http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc821.html It also helps to use proper English. Coding an SMTP server from scratch is not an easy project and the way you asked the question makes it look like you have no idea what you are getting yourself into...
on 2007-01-08 18:01
I actually started to do this. However, I discovered that while making a basic SMTP server is pretty easy, making a GOOD SMTP server is an enormous project. Aside from language speed limitations, there's just a ton of stuff to implement if you want your server to be robust against attacks and high volume. The bottom line is that no matter how complex postfix is to figure out, you're better off doing that than starting from scratch. If you REALLY need to do it for some reason, I would suggest starting a project and gathering other interested parties. Otherwise, you'll probably just end up kicking yourself when the project ultimately fails.