Re: [squid-users] DNS lookup errors when using squid

From: julian julian <>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 12:37:10 -0700 (PDT)

I never use squid on windows but I've use it a lot on
Linux. You can set the DNS server in two ways: a)
leaving commented the DNS setting in the squid.conf
and it will use the operating system DNS setting. b)
Setting DNS configuration into squid.conf file. The
second one works well in Linux.


--- Oliver Marshall <>

> We run a very basic squid setup on a windows 2003
> box here. It's purely
> used to route all web traffic over a cheap adsl line
> leaving the leased
> line free for important stuff. The 'squid server'
> (win2k3) has the
> gateway IP set to that of the adsl router meaning
> that when someone sets
> the proxy in their browser all the web traffic will
> go over the adsl
> line. If for some reason the adsl goes down, we just
> change the gateway
> address to the leased line router and the web comes
> back. It's a basic
> but workable solution.
> However.
> We have been having a lot of problems with people
> getting DNS lookup
> failures when using the squid proxy. If we remove
> the proxy setting, the
> web works for the users, put them on to squid again
> and with an hour or
> so DNS failures appear. Hitting F5 a few times
> solves it and they carry
> on until the next time, but it only happens with
> Squid. I've tried
> swapping from the ADSL to the SDSL but it still
> happens if squid is
> used. I've tried another Windows proxy, and the
> problem doesn't happen,
> nor does it happen without Squid involved at all.
> Any ideas why this might be? I know that squid
> doesn't have a DNS
> element as such, using the DNS settings and servers
> specified on the
> underlying OS, but the fact that it only happens
> with Squid involved
> does make me think something is wrong somewhere.
> Olly

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