Follow these conventions in the configuration file:

  • For hexadecimal values, use the 0xnnnn format.
  • A semicolon (;), except within double quoted strings, indicates that the remainder of the current line is a comment.
  • Section headers are enclosed in square brackets.
  • Section headers and parameter names are not case-sensitive.
  • Spaces and tabs between entries are ignored; however, spaces within double quoted values (for example, password values) are read.
  • If you are not using a parameter, either comment the parameter out or delete the corresponding line in the configuration file. Do not leave an uncommented parameter without a value after the equal sign (=). Doing so results in syntax error.
  • You do not have to include all of the sections in the configuration file, but you must include at least one.

You can modify some of these parameters only via the Client configuration file. Others you can modify via equivalent command-line options and environment variables. For a complete list of configuration file parameters, their equivalent command-line options, and their related Client command, see Reference Tables.