Squid Startup / Config Problems

From: Matt Robinson <connect@dont-contact.us>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 1997 21:38:49 +1000

G'Day All,

I have just installed a new Linux Box (2.0.29) and am having major problems
getting squid to run properly on it. Squid Version 1.1.8 for i586-pc-linux-gnu

When starting up the server it never comes back from the prompt....

I have looked at the processes and the root daemon and 8 children processes
are starting up.... then this little dubious one:
        /usr/local/squid/bin/ftpget -S 1638

i have looked at a friends machine and this one doesn't start on his... but
he has no idea of the problem.

That aside the server DOES work.... and running it with squid & (or even
RunCache) fixes the problem.....

So does anyone KNOW why this is happening ????

i also get a few 'Page fault - could not write to physical i/: XXX' in the
logs when it goes - so how bad is this one ? I have tried it on two boxes so
I don't think that this is the problem.

Also, on caching, I have gone through some 150+ messages on the correct
settings for squid and the connect caches.... does anyone have OPTIMAL
settings for the following:

Sydney based - 128K link
128M ram in machine (need about 32 for other stuff)
2G cache (pull about 100Mb new stuff a day)
Want to be able to keep big files in there (say up to 16Mb)

That's about it.... I dont think its working properly yet - keep getting
misses to connect :-(

Thanx for any help... to keep noise down, please send replies to

I'll send anyone my .conf file if anyone can help!

Greatly Appreciated.

Kindest Regards,
Matt Robinson BCompSci
Internet Mania

P.S. All this ICP stuff is really scarey :-)
Received on Thu Apr 03 1997 - 03:56:12 MST

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