Re: cache_effective_user will not work for me

From: miguel a.l. paraz <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 01:00:56 +0800 (HKT)

On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Michael S. McCollough wrote:

> cache_effective_user nobody nobody
> Will not work, squid outputs that should not be run as root,etc.
> User nobody Group nobody do exist. I am using Squid 1.1.10
> I can su to nobody then run RunCache& and everything works.
> Please help, I am new to squid and like it so far, but it would be nice if I
> could run it at startup time in an rc.proxy script.
> I am using RedHat 5.0

Ah, you got bitten by the glibc setresuid() bug; see

Anotehr solution to the problem aside from the FAQ is to just do a "su" do
run Squid, e.g.

        su squid -c /usr/local/squid/bin/RunCache &

You only need to initially run Squid as root to bind to a privileged port,
or to use the ICMP functionality.


miguel a.l. paraz	iphil communications, makati city, ph	+63-2-750-2288
Received on Mon Jan 19 1998 - 09:06:30 MST

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