Re: [squid-users] Please help test a streaming problem through squid

From: Peter Olsson <>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 12:40:51 +0100

On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 05:14:41PM +1300, Amos Jeffries wrote:
> On 8/11/2012 4:33 p.m., Peter Olsson wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > We run squid as a caching proxy. No transparency
> > or intercept in any form, and the only way out is
> > through the squid proxy server. Web browsers use
> > either wpad or hardcoded proxy configuration.
> >
> > Streams from don't work. The commercial
> > part first in every stream works fine, but when it's
> > time to switch to the main stream it just stops and the
> > screen goes black.
> >
> > Our production squid runs 3.1.21, and in a lab server
> > I have tried with squid 2.7.STABLE9, 3.2.3 and
> > Same problem in all versions.
> > The configuration in the lab server squids have been
> > exactly as they were default installed, except that I
> > enabled cache_dir ufs in all of them.
> >
> > Any ideas about this?
> Can you define "stream" in terms of the actual protocol taking place?
> There are many types of protocol involved with streaming. Squid only
> supports the HTTP and ICY streaming protocols. RTSP, RTMP, VoIP, VoD,
> SPDY and WebSockets streaming are not specifically supported by Squid
> (may require CONNECT tunnel access, but that is as close as it gets).
> and what agent is being used as a client?
> Sadly not all applets or embeded clients are capable of using an HTTP proxy.
> Amos

I'm sorry, I don't know much about streaming,
but their requirement for playing the streams
is Adobe Flash. And the commercial part which
works is played in the same plugin player as
the main part which doesn't work.

Maybe I'm using the word stream in the wrong way?
Maybe video clip is a better phrase in this case?

When I right click in the Flash plugin that is
failing to play the video clip, it says
"Qbrick Professional:" and
"OSMF Version: 1.0", if that has any relevance.

The Flash plugin in my web browser is version

These video clips are free to view so if you have
a proxy squid available you could try them.
I don't think they are limited to Swedish clients,
at least I don't see anything about limitations on
their web.


Peter Olsson          
Received on Thu Nov 08 2012 - 11:41:13 MST

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