A new version of swaks is currently available for download.
- Project Page: http://jetmore.org/john/code/swaks/
- v20120320.0 distribution: http://jetmore.org/john/code/swaks/swaks-20120320.0.tar.gz
- v20120320.0 script only: http://jetmore.org/john/code/swaks/swaks-20120320.0/swaks
- v20120320.0 reference: http://jetmore.org/john/code/swaks/swaks-20120320.0/doc/ref.txt
- v20120320.0 changelog: http://jetmore.org/john/code/swaks/swaks-20120320.0/doc/Changes.txt
The largest feature of this release is IPv6 support. This functionality survived a reasonable pre-release test period largely intact. I am still not convinced that my handling of MX records that point to both IPv4 and IPv6 domains is the best, but I didn’t receive any feedback on alternate solutions. I decided to release as is and see how my initial implementation held up to wider use.
- -4 and -6 options to force IPv4 or IPv6.
- Added –local-port option
- Added –dump-as-body and –dump-as-body-shows-password options, allowing session configuration information to be sent in the test email itself. (Suggested by Chris Pimlott)
- –dump (and therefore –dump-as-body) includes a new line for a “reconstructed command line”. This is a sort of a synthetic command line including the real command line, any environment variable configs, and any config files.
- The DIGEST-SHA1 authentication type now requires the Digest::SHA perl module instead of Digest::SHA1. Digest::SHA1 has always been an extra install step, while Digest::SHA has been in the core perl distribution for many years. (Suggested by Andreas Metzler)
- The -m option, marked deprecated since 2007, has been removed.
Notable Bugs Fixed:
- In some very rare cases, a server response can be a base64-encoded success response, or a plaintext failure. Previously in that situation swaks did not handle the case of the plaintext error and the –auth-plaintext option well, resulting in confusing output.