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       dante.conf - socks client configuration file syntax


       The  configuration file for the socks client library allow control over logging and server
       selection.  It is divided into two parts, miscellaneous settings and routes.  A  line  can
       be commented using the standard comment character #.


       The miscellaneous settings have a keyword followed by a colon and the value.

       debug  Setting this field to 1 turns on debugging.

              This  value  controls  where the sends logoutput.  It can be either syslog, stdout,
              stderr, a filename, or a combination.

              The protocol used to resolve hostnames.  Valid values are udp  (default),  tcp  and

              The  routes are specified with a route keyword.  Inside a pair of parens ({}) a set
              of keywords control the behavior of  the  route.   Each  route  can  contain  three
              address  specifications;  from,  to  and via.  A route is selected for a connection
              based on the values within the route  block.   The  route  block  can  contain  the

              Each  address  field  can  consist of a ipaddress (and where meaningful, a netmask,
              separated from the  ipaddress  by  a  '/'  sign.),  a  hostname,  or  a  domainname
              (designated  by  the leading '.').  Each address can be followed by a optional port

       from   The route is used only by requests coming from the address given as value.

       to     The route is used only by requests going to the address given as value.

       via    Address of socks server to be used for the connection.

       port   Parameter to from, to and via.  Accepts the keywords eq/=,  neq/!=,  ge/>=,  le/<=,
              gt/>,  lt/< followed by a number.  A portrange can also be given as "port <start #>
              - <end #>", which will match all port numbers within the range <start #>  and  <end

              The  server  supports  the  given  commands.   Valid  commands are bind, bindreply,
              connect, udpassociate and udpreply.  and udpreply.  Can be used instead of,  or  to
              complement, protocol.

       method List  of  authentication methods the client supports and which to offer the server.
              Currently supported values are none and username.

              The protocols the server supports.  Supported values are tcp and udp.

              The proxy protocols the server supports.  Currently supported values are  socks_v4,
              socks_v5, and http_v1.0.


       See the example directory in the distribution.


              Use SOCKS_USERNAME as the username when doing username authentication.

              Use  SOCKS_PASSWORD  as  the  password  when  doing  username  authentication.  Not
              recommended as other users on the system might be able to see your password.




       For Inferno Nettverk A/S, Norway:
        Michael Shuldman <>: Design and implementation.
        Karl-Andre' Skevik <>: Autoconf and porting.


       danted(8) danted.conf(5)

       Information about new releases and other related issues can be found on the Dante WWW home
       page at


       See the accompanying BUGS file.  New ones should be reported to

                                        February 17, 2001                           DANTE.CONF(5)