Re: Squid infinite looping

From: Mark Lowes <>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 15:33:47 GMT

On Thu, 27 Nov 1997 18:20:15 +0300 (MSK), you wrote:

>If one connects to Squid and asks Squid to get itself, e.g
>"GET http://localhost:80 HTTP/1.0", Squid goes looping
>opening numerous connections to itself.

Nope, doesn't do it here (NOVM .17 & .18)

--[ .. ]--
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GET http://localhost HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.0 400 Cache Detected Error
Content-type: text/html

<TITLE>ERROR: The requested URL could not be retrieved</TITLE>
<H2>The requested URL could not be retrieved</H2>
While trying to retrieve the URL:
<A HREF="/">/</A>
The following error was encountered:
<LI><STRONG>Invalid URL syntax</STRONG>
<P>This means that:
    Please double check it, or ask for assistance.

Generated by squid/

Connection closed by foreign host.
--[ .. ]--

which version are you running?

>Today some unnamed hacker tried to get <http://localhost>
>and made my Squid loop again. So I added a news access list
>"url_regex ^http://localhost" and made the Squid deny such URLs.

Hopefully it'll only be our own users who can do this sort of trick
anyway (access limited to our own /19).


Mark Lowes <>
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Received on Thu Nov 27 1997 - 07:34:41 MST

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