Re: "No route to host" error?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 23:58:07 +0200

Steven Bolbot wrote:
> Hi
> I've set up Squid on my linux box and am using it as a proxy server
> for my Windows 98 PC. It works fine most of the time, but when I try
> to access a URL that has "cgi-bin" in it, I get a "no route to host"
> error returned. I have squid set to cascade from my ISP's proxy as
> well.

Sounds like you are inside a firewall, or has not configured routing

The default squid config tries to go direct on a number of cases, even
when a parent is configured (from a assumption that there is no point in
going thought a parent if the result is not cacheable).

If this is your problem then you need to tell Squid that it is inside a

Squid 1.1:

inside_firewall none

Squid 2.0:

never_direct allow all

(a number of variations are available, depending on if you have local
domains inside the firewall or not)

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Mon Oct 05 1998 - 21:23:51 MDT

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