Re: newbie questions

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 08:35:59 +0200

Pat Lendon wrote:

> (1) I'm starting Squid thru an init.d startup script with the command:
> su - squid -c /usr/local/squid/bin/squid -k
> What is meant by "mesg: can not change mode and how can I eliminate this
> message"?

The warning is from the "squid" users login scripts. See "man mesg" for
a description on what mesg is. You probably do not want to use a "login
su" when starting daemons, so try using the same line but without the -,
i.e. "su squid -c /usr/local/squid/bin/squid -k". Btw, what is the -k
option to su? Never seen it before..

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Received on Tue May 02 2000 - 00:43:49 MDT

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