[squid-users] Using squidclient

From: Ryan McCain <Ryan.McCain_at_LA.GOV>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 14:19:34 -0500

I'm trying to use squidclient to get some information on the performance of one of our squid boxes. The version is 2.7x.

See below..

dss-cs99lv02-a:/usr/local/squid/bin # nmap localhost
Starting Nmap 4.00 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2010-05-21 14:16 CDT
Interesting ports on localhost (
(The 1665 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
22/tcp   open  ssh
25/tcp   open  smtp
111/tcp  open  rpcbind
427/tcp  open  svrloc
2033/tcp open  glogger
2034/tcp open  scoremgr
8080/tcp open  http-proxy
Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.146 seconds
dss-cs99lv02-a:/usr/local/squid/bin # ./squidclient -p8080 mgr:5_min
HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found
Server: squid/2.7.STABLE6
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 19:17:01 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 1229
X-Squid-Error: ERR_INVALID_URL 0
X-Cache: MISS from dss-cs99lv02-a
Via: 1.0 dss-cs99lv02-a:8080 (squid/2.7.STABLE6)
Connection: close
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<HTML><HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<TITLE>ERROR: The requested URL could not be retrieved</TITLE>
<STYLE type="text/css"><!--BODY{background-color:#ffffff;font-family:verdana,sans-serif}PRE{font-family:sans-serif}--></STYLE>
<H2>The requested URL could not be retrieved</H2>
<HR noshade size="1px">
While trying to retrieve the URL:
<A HREF="cache_object://localhost.dss.state.la.us/5_min">cache_object://localhost.dss.state.la.us/5_min</A>
The following error was encountered:
Invalid URL
Some aspect of the requested URL is incorrect.  Possible problems:
<LI>Missing or incorrect access protocol (should be `http://'' or similar)
<LI>Missing hostname
<LI>Illegal double-escape in the URL-Path
<LI>Illegal character in hostname; underscores are not allowed
<P>Your cache administrator is <A HREF="mailto:webmaster">webmaster</A>.
<BR clear="all">
<HR noshade size="1px">
Generated Fri, 21 May 2010 19:17:01 GMT by dss-cs99lv02-a (squid/2.7.STABLE6)
dss-cs99lv02-a:/usr/local/squid/bin #
....as you can see, Squid is running on port 8080 of the local box, however, when I run squidclient it appears to display the HTML rather than displaying the metric I am looking for.  Any ideas?
Received on Fri May 21 2010 - 19:19:47 MDT

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