RE: can't load squid 1.1.19 on boot

From: Walter Klomp <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 10:43:19 +0800


I am running squid also from my rc2.d directory...

I am running nohup /usr/local/squid/RunCache >/dev/null 2>/dev/null &

This works perfectly alright... At least you get to restart the squid server easily without having to manually restart the script by just killing the squid process. RunCache will automatically restart it again...

Hope it helps...

Walter Klomp
Swiftech Internet

Sent: Sunday, 27 April, 1997 3:10 AM
Subject: Re:can't load squid 1.1.19 on boot

Hi all,

Last friday I was in the same point than Terry J. Wood, my system
hangs when I start squid from rc.local.

Today, I query to my local U*ix guru, and he propose me this
modification into rc.local file:

# starting Squid proxy/cache
if [ -f /usr/local/squid/bin/squid ]
 echo "Starting Proxy"
 nohup /usr/local/squid/bin/squid &

with nohup command, the execution becomes inmune to hangup and
with the & specification the process keeps running in background (non-
tty). It seems to run ok and no troubles at this time.

BTW, the system creates a new file named $HOME/nohup.out. (I explain
this because I'm very new in U*ix environment and all that tricks are
very strange for me :-)) )

I'll try to report any inconveniences in the next 48 hours.

Have a nice day!


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