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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