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       instances.conf - zorp(8) instances database


       The  instances.conf  file  describes the zorp(5) instances to be run on
       this system.

       It is processed by zorpctl(8) line by line, where  each  line  has  the
       structure described below. Empty lines and lines beginning with ’#’ are
       comments and are ignored by zorpctl.


       instance-name parameters [-- zorpctl-options]

       instance-name is the name of the Zorp instance to  be  started,  it  is
       passed  to  zorp with its --as parameter. Instance names may consist of
       the characters [a-zA-Z0-9_] and must begin with a letter.

       parameters are space separated parameters directly inserted to the zorp
       command-line.  For zorp command-line parameters check out zorp(8).

       zorpctl-options  are  space  separated  parameters processed by zorpctl
       itself. These control startup specific options. The  following  zorpctl
       options are defined:

       --auto-restart or -A
              Enable  the  automatic  restart  feature  of  zorpctl.  When  an
              instance is in auto-restart mode, it is restarted  automatically
              in case the instance exits.

       --no-auto-restart or -a
              Disable automatic restart for this instance.

       --fd-limit <number> or -f
              Set  the  file descriptor limit as specified by <number>, the fd
              limit defaults to the number of threads (specified by --threads)
              multiplied by 4.

       --process-limit <number> or -p
              Set  the  process  limit  as  specified by <number>, the process
              limit defaults to the number of theads (specified by  --threads)
              multiplied by 2.

              Explicitly  enable core dumps for Zorp processes, the core limit
              is inherited from the local starting environment (e.g.  starting
              shell) if not specified.


       zorp_ftp --policy /etc/zorp/ --verbose=5

       The  line  above  describes a zorp instance named zorp_ftp using policy
       file /etc/zorp/, and having verbosity level 5.

       zorp_intra -v4  -p  /etc/zorp/  --threads  500  --  --no-auto-
       restart --fd-limit 1024 --process-limit 512

       This  line  described a zorp instance named zorp_intra using the policy
       file /etc/zorp/, verbose level 4, maximum  number  of  threads
       500, fd limit 1024, process limit 512.


       The default location for instances.conf is /etc/zorp/instances.conf.

       Defaults for zorpctl tunables can be specified in /etc/zorp/zorpctl


       This manual page was written by Balázs Scheidler <>.

                                March 10, 2004                         ZORP(8)