If Anetd is running as an ABone node (see also section 3.1), it will first try to fetch from an ABOCC server the current master ACL/TCL files0 for the ABone account under which it is run, replacing the existing master ACL/TCL files stored locally on the node. If Anetd fails to fetch any master ACL/TCL file from all configured ABOCC servers, it will use its existing local copies of the master ACL/TCL files, if present. After downloading, Anetd reads first all available master ACL/TCL files, followed by all available local ACL/TCL files.
If Anetd is running standalone, by default no master ACL or TCL file is fetched from the net, and Anetd reads first all locally available master ACL/TCL files, followed by all available local ACL/TCL files.
Whether or not Anetd is running in an ABone configuration, if no *ACL* files (master or local) are available Anetd exits with an error.