ERR_CANNOT_FETCH on DU 4.0 and Squid 1.1.8

From: Dave Hartley <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 10:10:52 +0100 (BST)

I receive intermittently the following message. I am running Digital Unix 4.0
and Squid 1.1.8.

The cache 'recovers' and answers queries but the cache process does not restart.
The following error was encountered:

     Unable to Retrieve

The system returned:

    No peers 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.

The access.log shows for example

ERR_CANNOT_FETCH/400 941 GET - NO_DIRECT_FAIL/ but later shows


kill -1 of the squid process appears to cure it for a bit. My assumption is
 as the network connection between the cache and the firewall is not broken, the
 firewall correctly connects and it is an intermittent problem that this is a
squid and/or Digital Unix problem. Does anyone have any ideas ?


Dave Hartley Tel No: +44-1684-896000
DRA Malvern
St. Andrews Road Fax No: +44-1684-895700
WR14 3PS email:
Received on Mon Apr 21 1997 - 03:37:12 MDT

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