Re: running from inittab

From: Rodney van den Oever <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 14:36:11 +0100

> A recent post suggested always running from a script (eg RunCache) to
> ensure that the proxy stays up, should it tend to crash.
> Has anyone tried just putting it in inttab(5) and letting init(8) deal
> w/ keeping it up? (I'm presuming a sysv style init(8), of course.)
> Were there any difficulties involved? I imagine it dould be better
> were squid to fork off as a daemon, and use syslog for error logs....
I used to run it on both Linux and AIX systems like this (it no longer
works with AIX):

sq:3:respawn:/usr/local/squid/bin/squid -DU >/dev/null 2>&1

Or use a small script:

# Keep Squid running:

while : ; do
        /usr/local/squid/bin/squid -DU >/dev/null 2>&1
Received on Mon Jan 06 1997 - 05:51:52 MST

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