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       imtest - interactive IMAP test program


       imtest [ -t keyfile ] [ -p port ] [ -m mechanism ]
              [ -a userid ] [ -u userid ] [ -k num ] [ -l num ]
              [ -r realm ] [ -f file ] [ -n num ] [ -s ] [ -q ]
              [ -c ] [ -i ] [ -z ] [ -v ] [ -I file ] [ -x file ]
              [ -X file ] [ -o option=value ] hostname


       imtest  is  a  utility  that  allows  you  to  authenticate  to  a IMAP or IMSP server and
       interactively issue commands to it. Once authenticated you may  issue  any  IMAP  or  IMSP
       command  by  simply typing it in. It is capable of multiple SASL authentication mechanisms
       and handles encryption layers transparently. This utility is often used  for  testing  the
       operation of a imsp or imap server. Also those developing IMAP clients find it useful.


       -t keyfile
              Enable  TLS.   keyfile  contains  the  TLS  public and private keys.  Specify "" to
              negotiate a TLS encryption layer but not use TLS authentication.

       -p port
              Port to connect to. If left off this defaults to imap as defined in /etc/services.

       -m mechanism
              Force imtest to use mechanism for authentication. If not  specified  the  strongest
              authentication  mechanism  supported by the server is chosen.  Specify login to use
              the LOGIN command instead of AUTHENTICATE.

       -a userid
              Userid to use for authentication; defaults to the current user.  This is the userid
              whose password or credentials will be presented to the server for verification.

       -u userid
              Userid  to use for authorization; defaults to the current user.  This is the userid
              whose identity will be assumed after authentication.  NOTE: This is only used  with
              SASL mechanisms that allow proxying (e.g. PLAIN, DIGEST-MD5).

       -k num Minimum protection layer required.

       -l num Maximum protection layer to use (0=none; 1=integrity; etc).  For example if you are
              using the KERBEROS_V4 authentication mechanism specifying 0 will  force  imtest  to
              not  use  any  layer and specifying 1 will force it to use the integrity layer.  By
              default the maximum supported protection layer will be used.

       -r realm
              Specify the realm to use. Certain authentication mechanisms (e.g.  DIGEST-MD5)  may
              require one to specify the realm.

       -f file
              Pipe file into connection after authentication.

       -n num Number  of  authentication  attempts;  default  = 1.  The client will attempt to do
              SSL/TLS session reuse and/or fast reauth (e.g. DIGEST-MD5), if possible.

       -s     Enable IMAP over SSL (imaps).

       -q     Enable IMAP COMPRESSion (before the last authentication attempt).

       -c     Enable challenge prompt callbacks.  This will cause the OTP mechanism  to  ask  for
              the  the one-time password instead of the secret pass-phrase (library generates the
              correct response).

       -i     Don't send an initial client response for SASL mechanisms,  even  if  the  protocol
              supports it.

       -I file
              Echo the PID of the running process into file (This can be useful with -X).

       -x file
              Open the named socket for the interactive portion

       -X file
              Like -x, only close all file descriptors & daemonize the process.

       -o option=value
              Set the SASL option to value.

       -v     Verbose. Print out more information than usual.

       -z     Timing test.