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Configuration file for approx proxy server.

Apr 2012
APPROX.CONF(5)                         File Formats Manual                         APPROX.CONF(5)

NAME approx.conf - configuration file for approx proxy server
SYNOPSIS /etc/approx/approx.conf
DESCRIPTION Each non-blank line of the configuration file should contain a name/value pair, separated by white space. Comments start with a "#" character and continue to the end of the line. Names that begin with the "$" character are reserved for use as configuration parameters. The following parameters are currently defined: $cache Specifies the location of the approx cache directory (default: /var/cache/approx). It and all its subdirectories must be owned by the approx server (see also the $user and $group parameters, below.) $interval Specifies the time in minutes after which a cached file will be considered too old to deliver without first checking with the remote repository for a newer version (default: 60) $max_rate Specifies the maximum download rate from remote repositories, in bytes per second (default: unlimited). The value may be suffixed with "K", "M", or "G" to indicate kilobytes, megabytes, or gigabytes per second, respectively. $max_redirects Specifies the maximum number of HTTP redirections that will be followed when down‐ loading a remote file (default: 5) $user, $group Specifies the user and group that owns the files in the approx cache (default: approx) $syslog Specifies the syslog(3) facility to use when logging (default: daemon) $pdiffs Specifies whether to support IndexFile diffs (default: true) $offline Specifies whether to deliver (possibly out-of-date) cached files when they cannot be downloaded from remote repositories (default: false) $max_wait Specifies how many seconds an approx(8) process will wait for a concurrent download of a file to complete, before attempting to download the file itself (default: 10) $verbose Specifies whether informational messages should be printed in the log (default: false) $debug Specifies whether debugging messages should be printed in the log (default: false) The other name/value pairs are used to map distribution names to remote repositories. For example, debian security
TCP PORT NUMBER The port on which approx(8) listens is not specified in this file, but in /etc/inetd.conf. The default value is 9999, for compatibility with apt-proxy(8), but it may be changed by running the command dpkg-reconfigure approx
SEE ALSO approx(8), approx-gc(8), inetd(8)
AUTHOR Eric Cooper <>
Apr 2012 APPROX.CONF(5)
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approx.conf(5) referred by approx(8) | approx-gc(8) | approx-import(8)
refer to approx(8) | approx-gc(8) | inetd(8) | syslog(3)