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       approx.conf - configuration file for approx proxy server




       Each  non-blank  line  of  the  configuration  file  should  contain  a
       name/value pair, separated by white space.  Comments start with  a  "#"
       character and continue to the end of the line.

       Names  that  begin  with  the  "$"  character  are  reserved for use as
       configuration  parameters.   The  following  parameters  are  currently

              Specifies  the  name  of  the  network  interface  on  which the
              approx(8) server listens for HTTP requests (default: any)

       $port  Specifies the TCP port on which the approx(8) server listens for
              HTTP requests (default: 9999)

              Specifies the maximum download rate from remote repositories, in
              bytes  per  second  (default:  unlimited).   The  value  may  be
              suffixed with "K", "M", or "G" to indicate kilobytes, megabytes,
              or gigabytes per second, respectively.

              Specifies the maximum number of HTTP redirections that  will  be
              followed when downloading a remote file (default: 5)

       $user, $group
              Specifies the name of the user and group to use after the daemon
              drops privileges (default: approx)

              Specifies the syslog(3) facility to use when  logging  (default:

              Specifies whether to support IndexFile diffs (default: true)

              Specifies whether to deliver (possibly out-of-date) cached files
              when  they  cannot  be  downloaded  from   remote   repositories
              (default: false)

              Specifies  how many seconds an approx(8) process will wait for a
              concurrent download of a file to complete, before attempting  to
              download the file itself (default: 10)

              Specifies  whether  informational  messages should be printed in
              the log (default: false)

       $debug Specifies whether debugging messages should be  printed  in  the
              log (default: false)

       The  other  name/value  pairs   are  used  to map distribution names to
       remote repositories.  For example,



       approx(8), approx-gc(8)


       Eric Cooper <>

                                 October 2008                   APPROX.CONF(5)