Re: Problems under Red Hat 5.0?

From: Dancer <>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 18:17:35 +1000

Try using a different group and user for squid (like bin or daemon). I
recall that there are some problems with user/group -1 (65535) under
some operating systems. Or you can change nobody to uid 65534 and
nogroup to 65534.

I believe that 65535 means 'No change', which is not the behaviour
intended for that uid/gid.


Ken Hickey (Stork) wrote:

> Hello all! I have constant problems trying to install Squid. I am
> running Red Hat Linux 5.0 (Kernel 2.0.32). I have been trying to
> install version 1.1.20 and having no sucess. I also tried version
> 1.1.18 aswell to make sure. The error message that appears is:FATAL
> ERROR: do no run squid as root. set cache_effective_user. I did set
> this option using nobody nogroup and then trying make my own accounts
> for it and I have had advice from other users and I have had no
> success in doing so. I have been told Red Hat 5.0 is alittle buggy but
> people claim they can operate Squid on it. If anyone can tell me how
> to set an appropiate account to be used with it and make it run that
> would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.==============================
> Ken Hickey (Stork)
> KH253-AU
> ICQ: 4696427

Did you read the documentation AND the FAQ?
If not, I'll probably still answer your question, but my patience will
be limited, and you take the risk of sarcasm and ridicule.
Received on Sun Feb 22 1998 - 00:26:08 MST

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