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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
           "SECURE256:!CTYPE-X.509:+CTYPE-OPENPGP". See
           gnutls_priority_init(3) for the syntax.  Warning: changing this may
           make the TLS handshake fail, making server-client communication

       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.


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


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


       No options are actually required:


       An example using all the options:

           # A configuration example
           interface = eth0
           address = fe80::aede:48ff:fe71:f6f2
           port = 1025
           debug = true
           priority = SECURE256:!CTYPE-X.509:+CTYPE-OPENPGP
           servicename = Daena
           use_dbus = False
           use_ipv6 = True


       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.


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