Re: Squid won't start (cache_effective_user trouble)

From: Tilman Schmidt <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 16:21:09 +0000

At 17:16 12.12.97 +0100, Borek Lupomesky wrote:
> I have installed squid 1.1.18 on RedHat Linux 5.0. It dosn't want to
>start properly - it says I cannot run it as root unless I define
>cache_effective_user. Which is odd, because I have set
>cache_effective_user to user 'squid' which I newly created. It says

You haven't set the UID for user 'squid' to zero, by any chance?

Tilman Schmidt          E-Mail: (office)
SEMA GROUP GmbH        (private)
Koeln, Germany
Received on Fri Dec 12 1997 - 08:27:04 MST

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