Getting started w/ squid

From: Todd M. Jagger <>
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 23:24:52 -0500


I really did RTFM but I'm out o' clues here.

As far as I can tell I've done everything correctly (well, I guess not,
right?) but I still can't get squid to work on my system. From the looks
of the errors I'm thinking that it's not binding to the 3128 port. I
didn't see anything in the users manual or FAQ about setting the
port/service in /etc/services or anything.

Anyway here's what's going on, maybe some kind soul will throw a clue my

BTW, system is a Caldera Open Linux box, kernel 2.0.33. Running squid from
/usr/local/squid with user:group of squid:squid, and yes, squid does own
ALL the files and directories in /usr/local/squid. I'm just using that
barest of config files that's in the FAQ just to see if I can get it running.

1998/10/09 23:10:41| Starting Squid Cache version 1.1.22 for
1998/10/09 23:10:41| With 256 file descriptors available
1998/10/09 23:10:41| Performing DNS Tests...
1998/10/09 23:10:41| Successful DNS name lookup tests...
1998/10/09 23:10:41| dnsOpenServers: WARNING: Failed to start 'dnsserver' #1.
(goes through all 4 then quits)

While it's doing that, before it quits, I'll run these checks:

[root@linux bin]# client > test
client: ERROR: Cannot connect to localhost:3128: Connection refused
[root@linux bin]# squid -k check
squid: ERROR: No running copy

Thanks for your patience with a newbie...
Todd Jagger
Received on Fri Oct 09 1998 - 21:26:28 MDT

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