Re: [squid-users] Any way of using cachemgr.cgi without a web server?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 01:23:02 +0100

Colin Campbell wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Hamid Hashemi Golpayegani wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I think that the best way is using SNMP . You can enable squid snmp and
> > try to getting parameter through snmpget command remotly .
> > Any better idea ?!
> Or you can use the client program with the mgr: protocol, eg
> /squid/bin/client mgr:storedir
> which, I think is exactly what cachemgr.cgi does anyway. You can find out
> from cachemgr.cgi, the appropriate replacements for "storedir" for the
> other statistics.

Both "client" and "cachemgr.cgi" uses HTTP to Squid to fetch the
requested information page.

cachemgr.cgi reformats the result to HTML according to some simple

client gives you a raw dump, identical to what you would receive if you
sent the HTTP request logged in access.log.

What this means is that in lack of any client, you can always telnet to
Squid to retreive the information

telnet localhost 3128
GET cache_object://server/storedir HTTP/1.0
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Henrik Nordström
Squid Hacker
Received on Tue Nov 13 2001 - 17:22:44 MST

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