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SOCKD(8)		    System Manager's Manual		      SOCKD(8)

NAME
       sockd - network proxyserver

SYNOPSIS
       sockd [-DLVdhnv]	[-N number] [-f	file] [-p file]

DESCRIPTION
       Dante  implements the socks standard and	can function as	a firewall be-
       tween networks.

       Dante relays TCP	and UDP	both from outside the network and in, and from
       inside and out.

       The options are as follows:

       -D     Dante  will  detach from the controlling terminal	and run	in the
	      background as a system daemon.

       -L     Displays the license Dante comes under.

       -Nnumber
	      Dante will fork of number	"main servers"	when  starting.	  This
	      can be used for servers that are extremely busy, or to provide a
	      (very) poor mans redundancy setup, as Dante  will	 try  to  make
	      these  "main servers" as independent of each others as possible.
	      It is unlikely that setting this number to anything higher  than
	      the number of CPUs will improve performance.

       -V     Verifies config file and exits.

       -dnumber
	      Sets the level of	debugging, zero	to disable.

       -ffile Dante will read its configuration	from file.

       -h     Shows the	currently valid	options.

       -n     Disables	TCP  keep-alive	 messages.  Normally Dante enables TCP
	      keep-alive messages so that connections from machines that  have
	      crashed  or for other reasons no longer can be reached time out.
	      Note that	this can take several hours.  See also	the  "timeout"
	      option in	sockd.conf(5).

       -pfile Dante  will  write  the  pid  of	the main process to this file.
	      file.

       -v     Displays Dante version.

SIGNALS
       SIGHUP Reload the configuration file.  Will also	reopen logfiles.

       SIGINFO/SIGUSR1
	      Print some information  about  the  servers  current  state  and
	      clients.

ENVIRONMENT
       TMPDIR Use  TMPDIR  for temporary files.	 Dante will use	this directory
	      for lockfiles and	memory-mapped files.  It is  recommended  that
	      TMPDIR be	set to a (local) filesystem with low latency.  The di-
	      rectory should have read/write/execute permission	 by  both  the
	      privileged    and	  unprivileged	 userid	  (as	specified   in
	      /etc/sockd.conf),	but no other non-privileged users.

FILES
       /etc/sockd.conf
	      Dante server configuration file.

AUTHORS
       For inferno Nettverk A/S:
	  Michael Shuldman
	  Karl-Andre' Skevik

SEE ALSO
       socks.conf(5), sockd.conf(5)

       Information about new releases and other	related	issues can be found on
       the Dante WWW home page:	http://www.inet.no/dante/

       Information about commercial support can	be found on the	Dante WWW sup-
       port page: http://www.inet.no/dante/support.html

BUGS
       See the accompanying  BUGS  file.   New	ones  should  be  reported  to
       dante-bugs@inet.no.

				 July 29 2013			      SOCKD(8)

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