Re: [squid-users] FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname. Please set 'visible_hostname'

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 09:33:20 +0100

John Castillo wrote:

> from the default squid.conf file it doesn't seem as though defining a
> visible_hostname would do any harm since it says that it is used to
> specify a hostname in error messages to clients. but since i have
> "multiple machines with the same ''visible_hostname' then you must
> give each machine a different 'unique_hostname' so that forwarding
> loops can be detected."

This is needed if you are peering between the Squid's, and generally a
good idea for diagnostic purposes as well..

Just set visible_hostname to the address the clients connects to, and
unique_hostname to the externally visible address of each proxy.
(address == registered domain name)

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Received on Tue Mar 20 2001 - 01:47:20 MST

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