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       apt-p2p.conf — configuration file for apt-p2p.conf


       Configuration  information  for  apt-p2p.conf is searched for in the following order, with
       later entries overriding former ones:

          1. /etc/apt-p2p/apt-p2p.conf

          2. $HOME/.apt-p2p/apt-p2p.conf

          3. the location specified by the config-file parameter


       apt-p2p.conf has a structure similar to Microsoft Windows INI  files.   The  configuration
       file  consists  of sections, led by a '[section]' header and followed by 'name = value' or
       'name: value' entries, with continuations in  the  style  of  RFC  822  (values  can  span
       multiple  lines  by  starting  the subsequent lines with one or more spaces).  Some values
       indicate times, in which case a suffix of 'd' for days, 'h' for hours,  'm'  for  minutes,
       and  's'  for  seconds can be used.  Boolean values can be '1', 'yes', 'true', and 'on' to
       evaluate to True, or '0', 'no', 'false', and  'off'  to  evaluate  to  false.   Note  that
       leading  whitespace  is  removed  from values, and case is not important.  Lines beginning
       with '#' or ';' are ignored and may be used to provide comments.


       There are 2 required sections in the config  file.  The  first  is  the  DEFAULT  section,
       providing  variables  for  the  configuration  of  the main application. The second is the
       section that provides variables for the configuration of the DHT.

       PORT = number
                 The number of the port to listen on for requests.  The main application will use
                 this  TCP  port to listen for requests from APT, and for uploads to other peers.
                 If a port is not specified for the DHT, it will also use this UDP port to listen
                 for DHT requests.  (Default is 9977.)

       UPLOAD_LIMIT = speed
                 The  speed  to  limit sending data to peers to, in KBytes/sec.  Set this to 0 to
                 not limit the upload bandwidth.  (Default is 0)

       MIN_DOWNLOAD_PEERS = number
                 The minimum number of peers before the mirror is not used.  If there  are  fewer
                 peers  than  this  for  a  file,  the  mirror  will also be used to speed up the
                 download. Set to 0 to never use the mirror if there are peers.      (Default  is

       CACHE_DIR = directory
                 The  directory  to  store  the  downloaded  files  in.   (Default is $HOME/.apt-

       OTHER_DIRS = list
                 The list of directories containing packages to share with others.  All files  in
                 these  directories  will  be  hashed  and  available  for everybody to download.
                 (Default is to share only the files downloaded.)

       LOCAL_OK = boolean
                 Whether it's OK for the application to use for sharing files an IP address  from
                 a  known  local or private range (RFC 1918). This should only be set true if you
                 are running your own private apt-p2p network that no one else will be connecting
                 to.  (Default is false)

       REMOTE_STATS = boolean
                 Whether a remote peer can access the statistics page.  (Default is True)

                 The  time  of  inactivity  to  wait for before unloading the packages cache. The
                 packages cache uses a lot of memory, and only takes a few seconds to reload when
                 a new request arrives. (Default is 5 minutes.)

       KEY_REFRESH = time
                 The  time  after which to refresh DHT keys.  This should be a time slightly less
                 than the DHT's KEY_EXPIRE value.  (Default is 2.5 hours.)

       USERNAME = user
                 The user name to try and run as.  Leaving this blank will try to run as  current
                 user.  (Default is 'apt-p2p'.)

       DHT = string
                 The  DHT  implementation  to  use.  It  must  be possile to do (in python) 'from
                 <DHT>.DHT import DHT' to get a class that implements the IDHT interface.   There
                 should  also  be  a  similarly  named  section in the config file to specify the
                 options for the DHT. (Default is 'apt_p2p_Khashmir')

       DHT-ONLY = boolean
                 Whether to only run the DHT. This can be useful for providing only  a  bootstrap
                 node.  (Default is false)

       PORT = number
                 The  number of the port to listen on for DHT (UDP) requests.  (Default is to use
                 the value specified in the DEFAULT section.)

       BOOTSTRAP = list
                 The list of bootstrap nodes to contact to join the DHT.  Each node should be  on
                 a separate line, and start with the IP address or host name, followed by a colon
                 and the port number.  (Default is a list of known good nodes.)

       BOOTSTRAP_NODE = boolean
                 Whether this node is a bootstrap node.  (Default is false)

                 The time to wait between saves of the running state.  (Default is 5 minutes.)

       CONCURRENT_REQS = number
                 The concurrent number of calls per find node/value request.  (Default is 8.)

       STORE_REDUNDANCY = number
                 The number of redundant copies of a value to store in the DHT.  (Default is 6.)

       RETRIEVE_VALUES = number
                 The number of values to attempt to retrieve from the DHT.   Setting  this  to  0
                 will  try  and  get  all values (which could take a while if a lot of nodes have
                 values). Setting it negative will try to get that number of  results  from  only
                 the  closest STORE_REDUNDANCY nodes to the hash.  (Default is -10000, which is a
                 large negative number so all values from the closest STORE_REDUNDANCY nodes will
                 be retrieved.)

       MAX_FAILURES = number
                 The  number of times in a row a node can fail to respond before it's booted from
                 the routing table.  (Default is 3.)

       MIN_PING_INTERVAL = time
                 The minimum time to wait before re-pinging a node.  (Default is 15 minutes.)

       BUCKET_STALENESS = time
                 The maximum time to wait before refreshing a bucket.  (Default is 1 hour.)

       LOCAL_OK = boolean
                 Whether it's OK to add nodes to the routing table that use an IP address from  a
                 known local or private range (RFC 1918). This should only be set true if you are
                 running your own private apt-p2p network that no one else will be connecting to.
                 (Default is to use the value specified in the DEFAULT section.)

       KEY_EXPIRE = time
                 The time to wait before expiring unrefreshed keys.  (Default is 3 hours.)

       KRPC_TIMEOUT = time
                 The time to wait before KRPC requests timeout.  (Default is 9 seconds.)

       KRPC_INITIAL_DELAY = time
                 The  time  to start with when resending KRPC requests using exponential backoff.
                 The request will first be resent after the delay set here.  The request will  be
                 resent  again  after  twice the delay set here, and so on.  e.g. if TIMEOUT is 9
                 sec., and INITIAL_DELAY is 2 sec., then requests will be resent at times 0, 2 (2
                 sec.  later),  and  6  (4 sec. later), and then will timeout at 9. (Default is 2

       SPEW = boolean
                 Whether to log lots of info about the requests and responses  in  the  protocol.
                 (Default is false)




       This  manual  page  was written by Cameron Dale <> for the Debian system
       (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

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