[squid-users] Squid 3.4.6 is available

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3_at_treenet.co.nz>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:18:42 +1200

The Squid HTTP Proxy team is very pleased to announce the availability
of the Squid-3.4.6 release!

This release is a bug fix release resolving memory leaks and portability
issues found in the prior Squid releases.

The major changes to be aware of:

* Regression logging custom time formats

The previous version contained a regression in log output when log
format codes for time display were used. The native unis timestamp being
displayed instead of the configured time format. This is now fully resolved.

* Various memory leaks

Previous Squid have all suffered from small memory leaks during
reconfigure. Durign normal operation they are not a problem, but for
installations reconfiguring frequently they can add up to a lot of
memory. The bulk of this releases change is patches resolving several of
these leaks. Not all leaks have yet been fixed and some have been held
back to the next Squid series due to dependencies.
 The largest of these leaks have been noted in SSL builds.

* Bug #4065: round-robin neighbor selection with unequal weights

This fix changes the behaviour of Squid when re-balancing or
reconfiguring weighted-round-robin on peer connections. Previously each
peer would be used once before the weighting would take effect. Now
weight is applied immediately. This results in much more strict
balancing in accordance with the weights, and less unnecessary
connections to low weighted peers.

There remains one un-resolvable issue when greatly differing weights are
used: the lowest weighted peers may never be used at all now, depending
on the traffci load and frequency of re-balancing.

* Portability improvements

As always we seek to support as many popular operating systems as
possible. This release contains several updates to fix build issues and
increase the supported operating systems and CPU architectures.

 All users of Squid-3.4 are encouraged to upgrade to this release as
time permits.

 All users of older Squid versions are encouraged to upgrade as time

 See the ChangeLog for the full list of changes in this and earlier

Please refer to the release notes at
when you are ready to make the switch to Squid-3.4

Upgrade tip:
  "squid -k parse" is starting to display even more
   useful hints about squid.conf changes.

This new release can be downloaded from our HTTP or FTP servers


or the mirrors. For a list of mirror sites see


If you encounter any issues with this release please file a bug report.

Amos Jeffries
Received on Thu Jun 26 2014 - 09:18:56 MDT

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