RE: [SQU] Problem in starting the squid

From: Tony Melia <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 13:50:36 +1000

This means the user and group you have configured in your squid.conf do not
exist. Check the cache_effective_user and cache_effective_group settings in
the squid.conf, if they are set to squid make sure you have a user and group
on your linux system called squid, if they are set to nobody, change the
permissions for any squid directories to nobody. The user you do end up
specifying, must exist, and must have the rights needed to create
directories under your cache_dir directory.


 -----Original Message-----
From: squid visolve []
Sent: Friday, 12 January 2001 1:23pm
To: Martin Brooks; STADELMANN Patrick
Subject: [SQU] Problem in starting the squid

Hi All,

I Installed squid 2.3staple4.When try start by giving
the command ./squid -z it gives the follwing error.

[root@cache-f bin]# ./squid -z
FATAL: getgrnam failed to find groupid for effective
group 'nogroup'
Squid Cache (Version 2.3.STABLE4): Terminated
CPU Usage: 0.020 seconds = 0.020 user + 0.000 sys
Maximum Resident Size: 0 KB
Page faults with physical i/o: 228
[root@cache-f bin]#


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