Problem with FTP II

From: Thomas Knauer <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 10:26:48 +0200 (MET DST)


yesterday, after sending my problem to the list, I got some hints, but
unfortunately all of them didn't work. :-(

Here's the problem:

- We've only one parent (cache_host 80 3130), no additional neighbors.
- Our parent doesn't allow ftp-requests.
- We'd like to setup squid to:
        - forward http|gopher requests to our parent
        - but sending ftp-requests DIRECLY to the destination address.

Here are some of the answers I got:

>I think this would do it:
>hierarchy_stoplist ^ftp://
>hierarchy_stoplist ftp://
(and certain variations)

>ftp_stop .


>Have a look at the 'cache_host_acl' tag in squid.conf.
>Looks like you can set up a 'proto' ACL for FTP and add it to
>the 'cache_host_acl' TAG. Something like:
>acl ftpacl proto FTP
>cache_host_acl !ftpacl

Yes, this one I have already tried:

acl ftpaccess proto ftp
cache_host_acl !ftpaccess

After a SIGHUP to squid, I get the following message when I try
to start a FTP session:

> The requested URL could not be retrieved
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> While trying to retrieve the URL:
> The following error was encountered:
> * Unable to Retrieve
> The system returned:
> No neighbors or parents to query and the host is beyond your firewall.
> The cache administrator may need to double-check the cache configuration.
> This means that:
> The requested URL can not currently be retrieved.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Generated by squid/1.0.0@....

inside_firewall etc. (our local virtual hosts).

I'm sure, I did more than "double-checking". What else should I try
to get this setup running ?

Sorry for the long posting!!!

Best regards,

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Received on Wed Jul 03 1996 - 01:27:51 MDT

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