After "make install", proxypot is ready to run, but there are a lot of options you may want to change first. If you run it without changing anything, it will be acting in a very safe manner - generating minimal outgoing traffic and accepting incoming traffic at a ridiculously low speed.
To change the behavior of your proxypot:
-coption, which creates the directory
/etc/proxypotand fills it with configuration files. You can use a different config directory by specifying it after the
-coption, for example:
proxypot -c /usr/local/etc/proxypot
If you are upgrading from an version of proxypot older than 20040727, you
will notice that the old configuration system is gone. I hope you'll find the
new way less painful. This will be the last time you have to redo your
configuration from scratch. In the future, you can run
proxypot -c once each time you upgrade, and it will tell you if
there are any new configuration files you need to look at; otherwise it will
just keep using the existing ones.
spamstat, unlike proxypot, has no configuration files yet, so there's nothing to edit. It has a lot of command line options, as you'll learn later.