Request for docs help: lmtpproxyd, message_test, pop3proxyd, search_test, squat_dump, synctest

Ken Murchison murch at
Mon May 9 10:29:44 EDT 2016

On 05/09/2016 03:51 AM, Michael Menge via Cyrus-devel wrote:
> Hi,
> Quoting Nicola Nye via Cyrus-devel <cyrus-devel at>:
>> G'day,
>> I'm trying to flesh out our man pages and corresponding html reference
>> files for all the programs and tooling that is shipped with Cyrus.
>> Is anyone able to shed some insight as to what the following tools do
>> and why you'd use them:
>> lmtpproxyd, message_test, pop3proxyd, search_test, squat_dump, synctest
> lmtpproxyd and pop3proxyd are the same as lmtpd and pop3d.
> AFAIK they are from the time where the murder frontend used its own
> binaries with only the proxy functionality. I guess they are kept
> for upgrade/compatibility reasons so the cyrus.conf could be kept
> as is.
> Maybe we should use links for lmtpproxyd and pop3proxyd to make
> it more obvious.

These binaries are actually installed as hard links to lmtpd and pop3d 

Similarly, synctest is a hard link to imtest (as is pop3test, lmtptest, 
etc).  synctest is a test client for the replication protocol.

Kenneth Murchison
Principal Systems Software Engineer
Carnegie Mellon University

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