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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: CGI vs SMTP vs Tomcat
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2006 19:27:00 GMT
Dave and crew-

Its Like anything else ...the solution will be that more expensive ..
Your battle plan should include looking into exec/spawn/system call function(s)
Long and short is you can probably exec a telnet to WhateverMailServer on Port 25 and issue
SMTP commands from the exec'ed shell
(At least this is what us old timers did in the old days..)

Anyone else?
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Smith" <>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: CGI vs SMTP vs Tomcat

> Really?!  I've been on this list for a while and do not recall such 
> derisive comments.  Perhaps a more optimistic approach would help.
> As to the problem, I don't use the setup you are attempting, so you are 
> going to have to help with some more info.  Specifically a code example 
> and logs for the moment when the connection is attempted.  Further, some 
> information regarding the environment would also be helpful -- security 
> settings, etc., ...  It may be that the CGI is relying on environment 
> variables that aren't available to the tomcat service.
> --David
>> Good Afternoon,
>> I am running Tomcat 5 with CGI enabled. I am attempting to use
>> Net::SMTP to send e-mail, and it works fine from the command line, but
>> not running as a CGI script. I have scoured the internet and found other
>> people with this problem, but the derisive answer to their pleas for
>> help has been "Write it in Java dummy!"
>> I do not have that option, and so I must ask if there is some
>> security function in Tomcat or a workaround, that allows perl CGI
>> scripts to make a socket connection to port 25 of another server.
>> Thank you for your help in this matter. If you feel any other
>> details are required to troubleshoot my problem, please feel free to
>> contact me and ask.
>> Very Respectfully,
>> ~Sgt Halstead
>> 15th MEU
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