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NAME

gnunet.conf - GNUnet configuration file  

DESCRIPTION

A GNUnet setup typically consists of a set of service processes run by a user "gnunet" and a set of user-interface processes run by a standard account. The default location for the configuration file for the services is ~gnunet/.config/gnunet.conf However, as normal users also may need read-access to this configuration, you might want to instead put the service process configuration in /usr/local/etc/gnunet.conf gnunet-setup1, part of gnunet-gtk, can be used to edit this configuration. The parts of GNUnet that are run as a normal user may have config options too and they read from $HOME/.config/gnunet.conf The latter config file can skip any options for the services.

The basic structure of the configuration file is the following.

Almost all options are optional. The tools resort to reasonable defaults if an option is not present. Default values for all of the options can be found in the files in the $GNUNET_PREFIX/share/gnunet/config.d/ directory. A typical setup will work out of the box with those. See the examples section below for some common setups on top of that.  

Variable naming conventions and data types

Boolean values for options are set via "YES" or "NO" values, without the double-quotes.

Options which include "PATH" or "path" define a path on the file-system and can take additional variables in the path, such as $GNUNET_TMP

Section names as listed more in detail below, are small letters only enclosed by square brakets.  

GENERAL OPTIONS

Many options will be common between sections. They can be repeated under each section with different values. The "[PATHS]" section is special. Here, it is possible to specify values for variables like "GNUNET_HOME". Then, in all filenames that begin with "$GNUNET_HOME" the "$GNUNET_HOME" will be replaced with the respective value at runtime. The main use of this is to redefine "$GNUNET_HOME", which by default points to $HOME/.config/ By setting this variable, you can change the location where GNUnet stores its internal data. gnunet.conf accepts the variable GNUNET_TMP which we suggest to use in place of the absolute definition of /tmp So instead of /tmp/foo you would write $GNUNET_TMP/foo The usage of $GNUNET_TMP/foo will result in $TMPDIR/gnunet/foo or $TMP/gnunet/foo and finally, if TMPDIR is undefined, /tmp/gnunet/foo The following options are generic and shared by all services:

HOSTNAME
The hostname specifies the machine on which the service is running. This is usually "localhost".
BINARY
The filename that implements the service. For example "gnunet-service-ats".
IMMEDIATE_START
Start the service always when the peer starts. Set to YES for services that should always be launched, even if no other service explicitly needs them.
START_ON_DEMAND
Set to YES to automatically start the service when it is requested by another service. YES for most GNUnet services.
NOARMBIND
Set to YES to never have ARM bind to the respective socket. This option is mostly for debugging in situations where ARM cannot pass the pre-bound socket to the child due to interference from PREFIX-commands. This option is only effective in combination with IMMEDIATE_START being YES. NO by default.
PREFIX
PREFIX the given command (with its arguments) to the actual BINARY to be executed. Useful to run certain services under special supervisors like strace, dtrace, or valgrind. Typically used in combination with IMMEDIATE_START and NOARMBIND. Empty by default.
ACCEPT_FROM
A semi-column separated list of IPv4 addresses that are allowed to use the service; usually 127.0.0.1.
ACCEPT_FROM6
A semi-column separated list of IPv6 addresses that are allowed to use the service; usually ::1.
UNIXPATH
Path to use for the UNIX domain socket for inter process communication with the service on POSIX systems.
UNIX_MATCH_UID
If UNIX domain sockets are used, set this to YES if only users with the same UID are allowed to access the service.
UNIX_MATCH_GID
If UNIX domain sockets are used, set this to YES if only users with the same GID are allowed to access the service.
RUN_PER_USER
End-users should never have to change the defaults GNUnet provides for this option.

YES
Set to YES if this service should be run per-user.
NO
Set to NO if this is a system service.

In the following sections the absence of a default value is either expressed as "Default value:" followed by nothing, or the lack of this line.  

ARM

PORT
Default value: 2087
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-arm
ACCEPT_FROM
Default value: 127.0.0.1;
ACCEPT_FROM6
Default value: ::1;
UNIXPATH
Special case, uses user runtime dir even for per-system service.

Default value: $GNUNET_USER_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-arm.sock

UNIX_MATCH_UID
Default value: YES
UNIX_MATCH_GID
Default value: YES
GLOBAL_POSTFIX
In the -l option, format characters from strftime(3) are allowed; In the GLOBAL_POSTFIX, "{}" stands for the name of the respective service. Thus the following example for this option would introduce per-service logging with a new log file each day. Note that only the last 3 log files are preserved. Example:

-l $GNUNET_CACHE_HOME/{}-%Y-%m-%d.log

Default value:

GLOBAL_PREFIX
Default value:
START_SYSTEM_SERVICES
If set to YES, ARM will only start services that are marked as system-level services (and we'll expect a second ARM to be run per-user to run user-level services). Note that in this case you must have manually created a different configuration file with the user where at least this and the START_USER_SERVICES options differ.
START_USER_SERVICES
If set to YES, ARM will only start services that are marked as per-user services (and we'll expect a system user to run ARM to provide system-level services). Per-user services enable better personalization and priviledge separation and in particular ensures that personal data is stored under $HOME, which might be important in a multi-user system (or if $HOME is encrypted and /var/ is not).

Note that if you have different ARM services for SYSTEM and USER, and you are not on UNIX, you need to change the PORT option for the USER ARM instances to some free port (counting down from 2085 should provide free ports).

RESOURCE_DIAGNOSTICS
File where we should log per-service resource consumption on exit.

Default value: resource.log

USERNAME
Name of the user that will be used to provide the service.

Default value:

MAXBUF
Default value:
TIMEOUT
Default value:
DISABLEV6
Default value:
BINDTO
Default value:
REJECT_FROM
Default value:
REJECT_FROM6
Default value:
PREFIX
Default value:

 

ATS

PORT
Default value: 2098
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-ats
ACCEPT_FROM
Default value: 127.0.0.1;
ACCEPT_FROM6
Default value: ::1;
UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-ats.sock
UNIX_MATCH_UID
Default value: NO
UNIX_MATCH_GID
Default value: YES
MODE
Designated assignment mode. Possible values: PROPORTIONAL, MLP, RIL.

Default value: proportional

UNSPECIFIED_QUOTA_IN
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: 64 KiB
UNSPECIFIED_QUOTA_OUT
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: 64 KiB
LOOPBACK_QUOTA_IN
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: unlimited
LOOPBACK_QUOTA_OUT
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: unlimited
LAN_QUOTA_IN
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: unlimited
LAN_QUOTA_OUT
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: unlimited
WAN_QUOTA_IN
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: 64 KiB
WAN_QUOTA_OUT
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: 64 KiB
WLAN_QUOTA_IN
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: 1 MiB
WLAN_QUOTA_OUT
quotes in KiB or MiB per seconds. Or use the word "unlimited". Default value: 1 MiB
BLUETOOTH_QUOTA_IN
Default value: 128 KiB
BLUETOOTH_QUOTA_OUT
Default value: 128 KiB
PROP_PROPORTIONALITY_FACTOR
How proportional to preferences is bandwidth distribution in a network? Default value: 2.00

1.0
Fair with respect to addresses without preferences.
> 1.0
The bigger, the more respect is payed to preferences.

PROP_STABILITY_FACTOR
Should we stick to existing connections are prefer to switch? [1.0...2.0], lower value prefers to switch, bigger value is more tolerant.

Default value: 1.25

MLP_MAX_DURATION
Maximum duration for a solution process (both LP and MILP). Default value: 3 s
MLP_MAX_ITERATIONS
Maximum numbero of iterations for a solution process (only LP). Tolerated MIP Gap [0.0 .. 1.0].

Default value: 0.025

MLP_MAX_MIP_GAP
Tolerated LP/MIP Gap [0.0 .. 1.0].

Default value: 0.025

MLP_MAX_LP_MIP_GAP
Default value: 0.025
MLP_MAX_ITERATIONS
Maximum number of iterations for a solution process.

Default value: 1024

MLP_COEFFICIENT_D
Default value: 1.0
MLP_COEFFICIENT_U
Default value: 1.0
MLP_COEFFICIENT_R
Default value: 1.0
MLP_MIN_BANDWIDTH
Default value: 1024
MLP_MIN_CONNECTIONS
Default value: 4
MLP_DUMP_PROBLEM_ALL
Dump all problems to disk.

Default value: YES

MLP_DUMP_SOLUTION_ALL
Dump all solution to disk.

Default value: YES

MLP_GLPK_VERBOSE
Print GLPK output.

Default value: YES

MLP_DUMP_PROBLEM_ON_FAIL
Dump all problems to disk.

Default value: YES

MLP_DUMP_SOLUTION_ON_FAIL
Dump all solution to disk.

Default value: YES

RIL_STEP_TIME_MIN
Default value: 500 ms
RIL_STEP_TIME_MAX
Default value: 1000 ms
RIL_ALGORITHM
Possible values: SARSA or Q-LEARNING.

Default value: Q-LEARNING

RIL_DISCOUNT_BETA
Default value: 0.7
RIL_GRADIENT_STEP_SIZE
Default value: 0.3
RIL_TRACE_DECAY
Default value: 0.2
RIL_EXPLORE_RATIO
Default value: 0.1
RIL_GLOBAL_REWARD_SHARE
Default value: 1

 

AUCTION

 

CADET

IMMEDIATE_START
Default value: YES
START_ON_DEMAND
Default value: YES
PORT
Default value: 2096
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-cadet
PREFIX
ACCEPT_FROM
Default value: 127.0.0.1;
ACCEPT_FROM6
Default value: ::1;
UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-cadet.sock
UNIX_MATCH_UID
Default value: NO
UNIX_MATCH_GID
Default value: YES
REFRESH_CONNECTION_TIME
How often do we send KEEPALIVE messages on connections to keep them from timing out?

Default value: 5 min

DROP_PERCENT
Percentage of packets CADET is artificially dropping. Used for testing only!
ID_ANNOUNCE_TIME
How frequently do we usually anounce our presence in the DHT?

Default value: 1 h

CONNECT_TIMEOUT
Default value: 30 s
DHT_REPLICATION_LEVEL
What is the replication level we give to the DHT when announcing our existence? Usually there is no need to change this.

Default value: 3

MAX_TUNNELS
Not implemented

Default value: 1000

MAX_CONNECTIONS
Not implemented, replaced by MAX_ROUTES in NEW CADET!

Default value: 1000

MAX_ROUTES
How many routes do we participate in at most? Should be smaller than MAX_MSGS_QUEUE.

Default value: 5000

MAX_MSGS_QUEUE
Not implemented

Default value: 10000

MAX_PEERS
Not implemented

Default value: 1000

RATCHET_TIME
How often do we advance the ratchet even if there is not any traffic?

Default value: 1 h

RATCHET_MESSAGES
How often do we advance the ratched if there is traffic?

Default value: 64

 

COMMUNICATOR-UNIX

UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-communicator-unix.sock

 

CONSENSUS

START_ON_DEMAND
Default value: YES
PORT
Default value: 2103
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-consensus
ACCEPT_FROM
Default value: 127.0.0.1;
ACCEPT_FROM6
Default value: ::1;
UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-consensus.sock
UNIX_MATCH_UID
Default value: YES
UNIX_MATCH_GID
Default value: YES

 

CORE

START_ON_DEMAND
Default value: YES
PORT
Default value: 2092
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-core
ACCEPT_FROM
Default value: 127.0.0.1;
ACCEPT_FROM6
Default value: ::1;
UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-core.sock
UNIX_MATCH_UID
Default value: NO
UNIX_MATCH_GID
Default value: YES
DISABLE_SOCKET_FORWARDING
Default value: NO
USERNAME
MAXBUF
TIMEOUT
DISABLEV6
BINDTO
REJECT_FROM
REJECT_FROM6
PREFIX
USE_EPHEMERAL_KEYS
Default value: YES

This MUST be set to YES in production, only set to NO for testing for performance (testbed/cluster-scale use!).

 

DATACACHE-POSTGRES

CONFIG
Default value: postgres:///gnunet

 

DATASTORE

START_ON_DEMAND
Default value: YES
UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-datastore.sock
UNIX_MATCH_UID
Default value: NO
UNIX_MATCH_GID
Default value: YES
PORT
Default value: 2093
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-datastore
ACCEPT_FROM
Default value: 127.0.0.1;
ACCEPT_FROM6
Default value: ::1;
QUOTA
Default value: 5 GB
BLOOMFILTER
Default value: $GNUNET_DATA_HOME/datastore/bloomfilter
DATABASE
Default value: sqlite
DISABLE_SOCKET_FORWARDING
Default value: NO

 

DATASTORE-SQLITE

FILENAME
Default value: $GNUNET_DATA_HOME/datastore/sqlite.db

 

DATASTORE-POSTGRES

CONFIG
Default value: postgres:///gnunet

 

DATASTORE-MYSQL

DATABASE
Default value: gnunet
CONFIG
Default value: ~/.my.cnf
USER
Default value: gnunet
PASSWORD
HOST
Default value: localhost
PORT
Default value: 3306

 

DATASTORE-HEAP

HASHMAPSIZE
Default value: 1024

 

DHT

IMMEDIATE_START boolean
Default value: YES
START_ON_DEMAND boolean
Default value: YES
PORT integer
Default value: 2095
HOSTNAME string
Default value: localhost
BINARY string
Default value: gnunet-service-dht
ACCEPT_FROM string
Default value: 127.0.0.1;
ACCEPT_FROM6 string
Default value: ::1;
BUCKET_SIZE integer
Default value: 4
UNIXPATH path
Default value: $GNUNET_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-dht.sock
UNIX_MATCH_UID boolean
Default value: NO
UNIX_MATCH_GID boolean
Default value: YES
DISABLE_SOCKET_FORWARDING boolean
Default value: NO
USERNAME
MAXBUF
TIMEOUT
DISABLEV6
BINDTO
REJECT_FROM
REJECT_FROM6
PREFIX
# Should the DHT cache results that we are routing in the DATACACHE as well?
CACHE_RESULTS = YES
# Special option to disable DHT calling 'try_connect' (for testing)
DISABLE_TRY_CONNECT = NO

 

DHTCACHE

DATABASE
Default value: heap
QUOTA
Default value: 50 MB
DISABLE_BF_RC boolean
Disable RC-file for Bloom filter? (for benchmarking with limited IO availability)

Default value: NO

 

EXIT

 

FS

 

GNS

 

HOSTLIST

 

IDENTITY

 

NAMECACHE

 

NAMESTORE

 

NAT-AUTO

 

NAT

 

NSE

 

PEERINFO

 

PEERSTORE

 

PT

 

REGEX

 

RESOLVER

 

REST

UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_USER_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-rest.sock
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-rest-server
BIND_TO
Default value: 127.0.0.1
BIND_TO6
Default value: ::1
REST_PORT
Default value: 7776
REST_ALLOW_HEADERS
Default value: Authorization,Accept,Content-Type
REST_ALLOW_ORIGIN
Default value: *
REST_ALLOW_CREDENTIALS
Default value: true

 

REVOCATION

 

SCALARPRODUCT

 

SECRETSHARING

 

SET

 

STATISTICS

 

TEMPLATE

 

TESTBED-LOGGER

 

TESTBED

 

TESTING

 

TOPOLOGY

IMMEDIATE_START
Default value: YES
NOARMBIND
Default value: YES
MINIMUM-FRIENDS
Default value: 0
FRIENDS-ONLY
Default value: NO
TARGET-CONNECTION-COUNT
Default value: 16
FRIENDS
Default value: $GNUNET_CONFIG_HOME/topology/friends.txt
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-daemon-topology

 

TRANSPORT

 

UTIL

 

VPN

START_ON_DEMAND
Default value: YES
PORT
Default value: 2105
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-vpn
ACCEPT_FROM
Default value: 127.0.0.1;
ACCEPT_FROM6
Default value: ::1;
UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-vpn.sock
UNIX_MATCH_UID
Default value: NO
UNIX_MATCH_GID
Default value: YES
IPV6ADDR
Default value: 1234::1
IPV6PREFIX
Default value: 32
IPV4ADDR
Default value: 10.11.10.1
IPV4MASK
Default value: 255.255.0.0
VIRTDNS
Default value: 10.11.10.2
VIRTDNS6
Default value: 1234::17
IFNAME
Default value: vpn-gnunet

 

ZONEMASTER

START_ON_DEMAND
Default value: YES
IMMEDIATE_START
Default value: YES
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-zonemaster
UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_USER_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-zonemaster.sock
PORT
Default value: 2123
UNIX_MATCH_UID
Do we require users that want to access GNS to run this process (usually not a good idea)?

Default value: NO

UNIX_MATCH_GID
Do we require users that want to access GNS to be in the 'gnunet' group?

Default value: NO

MAX_PARALLEL_BACKGROUND_QUERIES
How many queries is GNS allowed to perform in the background at the same time?

Default value: 1000

ZONE_PUBLISH_TIME_WINDOW
How frequently do we try to publish our full zone?

Default value: 4 h

USE_CACHE
Using caching or always ask DHT?

Default value: YES

PREFIX

 

ZONEMASTER-MONITOR

START_ON_DEMAND
Default value: YES
IMMEDIATE_START
Default value: YES
HOSTNAME
Default value: localhost
BINARY
Default value: gnunet-service-zonemaster-monitor
UNIXPATH
Default value: $GNUNET_USER_RUNTIME_DIR/gnunet-service-zonemaster-monitor.sock
PORT
Default value: 2124
UNIX_MATCH_UID
Do we require users that want to access GNS to run this process (usually not a good idea)?

Default value: NO

UNIX_MATCH_GID
Do we require users that want to access GNS to be in the 'gnunet' group?

Default value: NO

 

EXAMPLES

This example is a simple way to get started, using a server that has a known list of peers to get you started. Most users will be behind a firewall on IPv4, as such NAT is enabled. Please remember to change your IP address to the actual external address for your usage.
[hostlist]
OPTIONS = -b -e

[nat]
BEHIND_NAT = YES
ENABLE_UPNP = YES
DISABLEV6 = YES
EXTERNAL_ADDRESS = 157.166.249.10

[arm]
START_SYSTEM_SERVICES = YES
START_USER_SERVICES = NO
 

FILES

~gnunet/.config/gnunet.conf GNUnet system-user configuration file $HOME/.config/gnunet.conf User specific GNUnet configuration file /usr/local/etc/gnunet.conf Systemwide GNUnet configuration file $GNUNET_PREFIX/share/gnunet/config.d/ GNUnet configuration directory with all default option values  

SEE ALSO

env(1), gnunet-arm1, gnunet-setup1, strftime(3).

The full documentation for gnunet is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info(1) and gnunet programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnunet

should give you access to the complete handbook,

info gnunet-c-tutorial

will give you access to a tutorial for developers.

Depending on your installation, this information is also available in gnunet(7)and gnunet-c-tutorial7.  

BUGS

Report bugs by using Lk https://bugs.gnunet.org or by sending electronic mail to Aq Mt gnunet-developers@gnu.org .


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
Variable naming conventions and data types
GENERAL OPTIONS
ARM
ATS
AUCTION
CADET
COMMUNICATOR-UNIX
CONSENSUS
CORE
DATACACHE-POSTGRES
DATASTORE
DATASTORE-SQLITE
DATASTORE-POSTGRES
DATASTORE-MYSQL
DATASTORE-HEAP
DHT
DHTCACHE
EXIT
FS
GNS
HOSTLIST
IDENTITY
NAMECACHE
NAMESTORE
NAT-AUTO
NAT
NSE
PEERINFO
PEERSTORE
PT
REGEX
RESOLVER
REST
REVOCATION
SCALARPRODUCT
SECRETSHARING
SET
STATISTICS
TEMPLATE
TESTBED-LOGGER
TESTBED
TESTING
TOPOLOGY
TRANSPORT
UTIL
VPN
ZONEMASTER
ZONEMASTER-MONITOR
EXAMPLES
FILES
SEE ALSO
BUGS
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