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barefootd - network port bouncer
barefootd [-DLVdhnv] [-N number] [-f file] [-p file]
Barefoot is a user-level port bouncer that can be used to
redirect/bounce/forward TCP connections and UDP packets destined for an
address on the machine the Barefoot server runs on, to any other
The options are as follows:
-D Barefoot will detach from the controlling terminal and run in
the background as a system daemon.
-L Displays the license Barefoot comes under.
Barefoot will fork of number copies of itself when starting.
Can be used for very busy servers.
-V Verifies config file and exits.
Sets the level of debugging, zero to disable.
-ffile Barefoot will read its configuration from file.
-h Shows the currently valid options.
-n Disables TCP keep-alive messages. Normally Barefoot enables TCP
keep-alive messages so that connections from machines that have
crashed, or for some other reason can no longer be reached, time
out. Note that this can take several hours. See also the
"timeout" option in barefootd.conf(5).
-pfile Barefootd will write the pid of the main process to this file.
-v Displays Barefoot version.
SIGHUP Reload the configuration file. Will also reopen logfiles.
Print some information about the servers current state and
TMPDIR Use TMPDIR for temporary files. Since Barefoot uses lockfiles
it is recommended that TMPDIR be set to a (local) filesystem
with low latency. The directory should have read/write/execute
permission by both the privileged and unprivileged userid (as
specified in /etc/barefootd.conf), but no other non-privileged
Barefoot server configuration file.
For inferno Nettverk A/S:
Information about new releases and other related issues can be found on
the Barefoot WWW home page at "http://www.inet.no/barefoot/".
See the accompanying BUGS file. New bugs should be reported to
February, 2011 BAREFOOTD(8)