trying to run Squid behind firewall

From: Ali Syed Z <>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 14:31:18 -0500

I am trying to configure SquidPatch2 to operate behind a firewall by
defining "inside_firewall" parameter in squid.conf and also by trying to
define a parent (Netcache) cache which is connected to internet directly by
using "cache_host parent 8000 3130 no-query default"
parameter setting. But gets following error on any external URL like:
While trying to retrieve the URL:

The following error was encountered:

     Unable to determine IP address from host name for

The dnsserver returned:

     DNS Domain '' is invalid: Host not found (authoritative).

This means that:

 The cache was not able to resolve the hostname presented in the URL.
 Check if the address is correct.

Also the squid.out shows following errors on startup:

1998/10/20 14:13:45| parseConfigFile: line 180 unrecognized: 'cache_host parent 8000 3130 no-query default'

1998/10/20 14:13:45| parseConfigFile: line 1664 unrecognized:

Are these parameters supported on SQUIDPATCH2, these are listed on

Atatched is my config file, please advise.


Zafar Ali
Public Network Access
Deere and Company
Ph: (309)765-0318

Received on Tue Oct 20 1998 - 15:46:39 MDT

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