RE: FW: [squid-users] Squid Problem

From: Michael J. Perrone <>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:00:03 -0400

What is the syntax? cachemgr_password (and then the password)?

I am still getting this message:

>> [root@proxy1 ~]# squidclient mgr:info
>> client: ERROR: Cannot connect to localhost:3128: Connection

-----Original Message-----
From: Amos Jeffries []
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 12:03 AM
To: Nick Duda
Cc: Michael J. Perrone; Kinkie; Squid-users
Subject: Re: FW: [squid-users] Squid Problem

Nick Duda wrote:
> Doing a google search I cant find that directive, does it even exist?
Do you mean cachemgr_passwd?

No, kinkie meant 'cachemgr_passwd'

> If squidmgr_password does exist as a directive, what is it used for?

Without it 'squidclient mgr:menu' lists a few things like shutting down
squid, displaying the config as 'hidden' and non-usable.
When its used, the mgr:menu changes the relevant objects to 'protected'
and you can use the password to run those commands using squidclient.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael J. Perrone []
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 11:54 AM
> To: Kinkie
> Cc: Squid-users
> Subject: RE: FW: [squid-users] Squid Problem
> I could not find a squidmgr_password in our squid.conf file. I tried
> command omitting the -W switch. It asked for a WWW password. I tried a
> few passwords, including the root password. No joy. I also tried
> entering the following line at the end of our squid.conf file:
> squidmgr_password squid
> I restarted the squid service and tried again. Again, no joy.
> How do I (and what is the syntax) to add a password to the squid.conf
> file? After I make the changes, I need to restart the service /
> computer, correct?
> Thanks,
> Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kinkie []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:20 PM
> To: Michael J. Perrone
> Cc: Squid-users
> Subject: Re: FW: [squid-users] Squid Problem
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 7:33 PM, Michael J. Perrone
> <> wrote:
> [...]
>> when I type the command "squidclient mgr:info" this is
>> the result... Is this how I get to the cache manager DNS page (the
>> machine is not running apache...)?
>> [root@proxy1 ~]# squidclient mgr:info
>> client: ERROR: Cannot connect to localhost:3128: Connection refused
> squidclient -h <host> -p <port> -U admin -W <squidmgr_password>
> cache_object://<host>/<page>
> where you have to replace the brackets with the relevant values. The
> squidmgr_password can be found in your squid.conf file.
> Please keep the list in Cc, so that others may jump in and help if
> wish to.
> --
> /kinkie

Please use Squid 2.6.STABLE19 or 3.0.STABLE4
Received on Tue Apr 22 2008 - 14:41:37 MDT

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