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       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
       speficying infile.

       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


       /etc/socks.fc, /etc/socks.conf


       dump_socksfc(8), socks.conf(5), socks.fc(5)


       Ying-Da Lee, or

                                  May 6, 1996