Newbie type questions

From: John Saunders <>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 15:01:18 +1000 (EST)


I'm a new squid users (just installed 1.0.7 today on my ISP server, been
playing with 1.0.6 on my own machine for a week now). I used to run CERN
which was good until the cache directory filled up with host names, then
it slowed down a lot. If you ever try doing an ls inside the http
directory of the CERN cache directory, you can see why it's slow.

Now for the questions:

1) I notice Squid uses port numbers of 3128 for HTTP and 3130 for ICP
        (I also noticed 3132 for FTP in a config.h file). What happened to
        the regular 8080 port? Have the squid ports been registered and are
        now official, or didn't somebody like 8080?

2) I created an environment variabled called CACHE_HTTP_PORT=8080 before
        a ran configure so I'm using 8080 as my port, is there any problem with

3) What's the FTP port of 3132 used for?

4) When I run the cgi-bin machemgr.cgi program it displays a password
        field. What's this used for? And when you say for entering a password,
        where do I configure what the password should be? So far I have set
        acl's to limit access to my domain, but I want to set a password
        so only I can access the cache manager program.

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Received on Mon Aug 19 1996 - 22:03:46 MDT

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