make_socksfc - Generates frozen configuratyion file for SOCKS clients
make_socksfc [infile [outfile] ]
make_socksfc reads in a plain-text configuration file for the SOCKS
clients and produces a frozen configuration file as the output.
Both arguments are optional. The default for infile is /etc/socks.conf;
the default for outfile is /etc/socks.fc. You may specify infile while
omitting outfile, but you cannot specify outfile without also
The contents of the frozen configuration file is essentially the memory
image of the parsed input 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.
To find out the contents of a frozen configuration file, use
dump_socksfc(8), socks.conf(5), socks.fc(5)
Ying-Da Lee, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 6, 1996