To answer some questions: you don't need anything other than a unix box with a network connection and perl installed! If it can send emails and get webpages, it's got the right connectivity. REPEAT: LJ, mysql, and the rest are all NOT NEEDED. It's a perl module, a short script will easily let you test it.
Anyway... expect a follow-up tonight. And yes, if anyone else is interested in helping me test, I'm still open for more helpers. :)