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       mandos.conf - Configuration file for the Mandos server




       The file /etc/mandos/mandos.conf is a simple configuration file for mandos(8), and is read
       by it at startup. The configuration file starts with “[DEFAULT]” on a line by itself,
       followed by any number of “option=value” entries, with continuations in the style of RFC
       822.  “option: value” is also accepted. Note that leading whitespace is removed from
       values. Lines beginning with “#” or “;” are ignored and may be used to provide comments.


       interface = NAME
           If this is specified, the server will only announce the service and listen to requests
           on the specified network interface. Default is to use all available interfaces.  Note:
           a failure to bind to the specified interface is not considered critical, and the
           server will not exit, but instead continue normally.

       address = ADDRESS
           If this option is used, the server will only listen to the specified IPv6 address. If
           a link-local address is specified, an interface should be set, since a link-local
           address is only valid on a single interface. By default, the server will listen to all
           available addresses. If set, this must normally be an IPv6 address; an IPv4 address
           can only be specified using IPv4-mapped IPv6 address syntax: “::FFFF:”. (Only
           if IPv6 usage is disabled (see below) must this be an IPv4 address.)

       port = NUMBER
           If this option is used, the server will bind to that port. By default, the server will
           listen to an arbitrary port given by the operating system.

       debug = { 1 | yes | true | on | 0 | no | false | off }
           If the server is run in debug mode, it will run in the foreground and print a lot of
           debugging information. The default is to not run in debug mode.

       priority = STRING
           GnuTLS priority string for the TLS handshake. The default is

           using raw public keys in TLS, and “SECURE256:!CTYPE-X.509:+CTYPE-OPENPGP:!RSA
           :+SIGN-DSA-SHA256” when using OpenPGP keys in TLS,. See gnutls_priority_init(3) for
           the syntax.  Warning: changing this may make the TLS handshake fail, making
           server-client communication impossible. Changing this option may also make the network
           traffic decryptable by an attacker.

       servicename = NAME
           Zeroconf service name. The default is “Mandos”. This only needs to be changed if for
           some reason is would be necessary to run more than one server on the same host. This
           would not normally be useful. If there are name collisions on the same network, the
           newer server will automatically rename itself to “Mandos #2”, and so on; therefore,
           this option is not needed in that case.

       use_dbus = { 1 | yes | true | on | 0 | no | false | off }
           This option controls whether the server will provide a D-Bus system bus interface. The
           default is to provide such an interface.

       use_ipv6 = { 1 | yes | true | on | 0 | no | false | off }
           This option controls whether the server will use IPv6 sockets and addresses. The
           default is to use IPv6. This option should never normally be turned off, even in
           IPv4-only environments. This is because mandos-client(8mandos) will normally use IPv6
           link-local addresses, and will not be able to find or connect to the server if this
           option is turned off.  Only advanced users should consider changing this option.

       restore = { 1 | yes | true | on | 0 | no | false | off }
           This option controls whether the server will restore its state from the last time it
           ran. Default is to restore last state.

       statedir = DIRECTORY
           Directory to save (and restore) state in. Default is “/var/lib/mandos”.

       socket = NUMBER
           If this option is used, the server will not create a new network socket, but will
           instead use the supplied file descriptor. By default, the server will create a new
           network socket.


       The file described here is /etc/mandos/mandos.conf


       The [DEFAULT] is necessary because the Python built-in module ConfigParser requires it.

       Please report bugs to the Mandos development mailing list: <>
       (subscription required). Note that this list is public. The developers can be reached
       privately at <> (OpenPGP key fingerprint 153A 37F1 0BBA 0435 987F 2C4A
       7223 2973 CA34 C2C4 for encrypted mail).


       No options are actually required:


       An example using all the options:

           # A configuration example
           interface = enp1s0
           address = fe80::aede:48ff:fe71:f6f2
           port = 1025
           debug = True
           servicename = Daena
           use_dbus = False
           use_ipv6 = True
           restore = True
           statedir = /var/lib/mandos


       intro(8mandos), gnutls_priority_init(3), mandos(8), mandos-clients.conf(5)

       RFC 4291: IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture

           Section 2.2: Text Representation of Addresses

           Section IPv4-Mapped IPv6 Address

           Section 2.5.6, Link-Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
               The clients use IPv6 link-local addresses, which are immediately usable since a
               link-local addresses is automatically assigned to a network interface when it is
               brought up.

           Zeroconf is the network protocol standard used by clients for finding the Mandos
           server on the local network.


       Copyright © 2008-2019 Teddy Hogeborn, Björn Påhlsson

       This manual page is part of Mandos.

       Mandos is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the
       GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3
       of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       Mandos is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Mandos. If
       not, see


        1. Zeroconf