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NAME

       dump_socksfc  -   Display  contents  of  frozen configuratyion file for
       SOCKS clients

SYNOPSIS

       dump_socksfc [infile]

DESCRIPTION

       dump_socksfc reads in a frozen configuration file for the SOCKS clients
       and produces a listing of its contents on the standard output.

       The argument is optional; if omitted, /etc/socks.fc is assumed.

       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.

FILES

       /etc/socks.fc, /etc/socks.conf

SEE ALSO

       make_socksfc(8), socks.conf(5), socks.fc(5)

AUTHOR

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

                                  May 6, 1996                  DUMP_SOCKSFC(8)