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NAME

       socks.fc - Frozen configuration file for SOCKS clients

SYNOPSIS

       /etc/socks.fc

DESCRIPTION

       The  frozen  configuration  file  is  produced  by  make_socksfc and is
       essentially the memory image of the parsed  configuration  file.  Using
       the  frozen  configuration  file  can  reduce the start-up delay of the
       SOCKS client programs since they no  longer  have  to  parse  the  file
       contents.

       When   the  SOCKS  client  starts,  it  always  looks  for  the  frozen
       configuration file /etc/socks.fc first . If that file is not found,  it
       then tries to use the plain-text configuration file /etc/socks.conf. If
       you use frozen configuration, you must  remember  to  run  make_socksfc
       every  time  after  you modify the plain-text file or the SOCKS clients
       will continue to use the frozen file of a previous configuration.

       To  find  out  the  contents  of  a  frozen  configuration  file,   use
       dump_socksfc.

SEE ALSO

       dump_socksfc(8), make_socksfc(8), socks.conf(5), socks_clients(1)

AUTHOR

       Ying-Da Lee, yingda@esd.sgi.com or yingda@best.com

                                  May 6, 1996                      SOCKS.FC(5)