Pound 2.5 and the Include directive

We’re very happy with Pound as a front-end Proxy to our hosted PatentSafe servers. In the version 2.5 release notes there is mention of an Include directive which is clearly of interest because our configuration file is getting rather large! Turns out there isn’t much documentation around so here’s what we understand having read the source…

In our main pound.cfg file we have a line like this:

Include "/etc/pound/morescience.config"

TheĀ morescience.config file contains just what we’d normally put in the pound.cfg file.

Seems to work fine, we haven’t tried with anything other than a full pathname in quotes.

Hope that helps someone who also can’t find the Include directive in Pound’s documentation…