[squid-users] Problems with POST using squid V2.5 Stable

From: <bob.walker@dont-contact.us>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 15:17:36 -0000


I'm having trouble with a site when we need to enter data into a form.

Reading the site is OK. See extract from access log below

1077279754.746 2 TCP_HIT/200 4863 GET
http://ws1info.companieshouse.gov.uk/images/chhome.gif - NONE/- image/gif
1077279754.762 2 TCP_HIT/200 2307 GET
http://ws1info.companieshouse.gov.uk/images/info_but.gif - NONE/- image/gif
1077279754.878 3 TCP_HIT/200 2416 GET
http://ws1info.companieshouse.gov.uk/images/search_but.gif - NONE/-
1077279754.896 2 TCP_HIT/200 2343 GET
http://ws1info.companieshouse.gov.uk/images/clear_but.gif - NONE/- image/gif

As soon as I try to post I get a "URL cannot be retrieved"

While trying to retrieve the URL:
The following error was encountered:
        Unable to determine IP address from host name for
The dnsserver returned:
        No DNS records

1077279768.870 4 TCP_MISS/503 1530 POST
http://ws1info.companieshouse.gov.uk/info/do_search.cgi - NONE/- text/html
1077284719.735 13 TCP_MISS/503 1530 POST
http://ws1info.companieshouse.gov.uk/info/do_search.cgi - NONE/- text/html

I've stuck the following in squid.conf

acl broken_post url_regex http://ws1info.companieshouse.gov.uk
broken_posts allow broken_post

But still no joy !!!

I've heard squid can be a bit fussy with POST requests. Can anyone help ????

Bob Walker
UNIX Infrastructure Specialist
Web Access Services
ISS Cross Platform Services
Floor 2C
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