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       danted - network proxyserver


       danted [-DLVdhnv] [-N number] [-f file]


       Dante implements the socks standard and can function as a firewall between networks.

       Dante relays TCP and UDP both from outside the network and in, and from inside and out.

       The options are as follows:

       -D     Dante  will  detach  from  the  controlling terminal and run in the background as a
              system daemon.

       -L     Displays the license Dante comes under.

              Dante will fork of number copies of itself when starting.  Can  be  used  for  very
              busy servers.

       -V     Verifies config file and exits.

       -d     Enables debugging.

       -ffile Dante will read its configuration from file.

       -h     Shows the currently valid options.

       -n     Disables  TCP  keep-alive messages.  Normally Dante enables TCP keep-alive messages
              so that connections from machines that have crashed or for other reasons no  longer
              can be reached time out.

       -v     Displays Dante version.


       TMPDIR Use  TMPDIR for temporary files.  Since Dante uses lockfiles it is recommended that
              TMPDIR be set to a (local) filesystem with low latency.


              Dante server configuration file.


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


       dante.conf(5) 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

                                           Feb 17, 2001                                 DANTED(8)