Summary: Starting Squid at system startup

From: Nick O'Brien <>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 17:19:29 +0000 (GMT)

Dear All

I previously posted the following:

On Fri, 6 Mar 1998 12:06:57 +0000 (GMT) Nick O'Brien <>

> I am trying to start Squid automatically from my system's startup scripts
> (I'm using Digital Unix 4.0B) but I having some some problems.
> I have written a short script to do this (see below), placed it in
> /sbin/init.d and created a soft link from my /sbin/rc3.d directory making
> sure it the last thing to be started. The script appears to be run on
> system startup (i.e I get the echos from the script), but when I check to
> see if Squid is running it isn't and there is nothing in the squid.out or
> cache.log to show that Squid even attempted to start. The script works
> fine when run from the command line

Thanks to all those who replied

The correct answer came from David Richards (

The top of the script in /sbin/init.d and /usr/local/squid/bin/RunCache
should be changed to read:

        trap '' 1 2 3 18

which traps the sigmals which are stopping Squid.

Also the line in RunCache which starts squid should be changed so that
squid is started by nohup:

        nohup squid -sY $conf >> $logdir/squid.out 2>&1

Big, big thanks to David for his help. (Perhaps this is one for the FAQ???)



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