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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

       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 3)

       CACHE_DIR = directory
                 The directory to store the downloaded files in.  (Default  is

       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

       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

       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

       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 seconds.)

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




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