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12th March 2009, 12:39 PM #1
Squid box not working help
I have just inherited a squid proxy server that i have never worked or had any experience on. I came in this morning the internet had stopped. after a couple of reboots reboot it works for about 5 mins each time. Please can anyone help resolve this problem as we have no internet
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12th March 2009, 01:41 PM #2
Have to got copies on the conf files backed up.
If not get these backup up quickly. Normally I backup all the /etc folder.
If its as old as you say I would build another one from scatch
12th March 2009, 02:04 PM #3
Assuming that the box responds to pings and you have a logon to the box with root or sudo credentials....
Log into the box (assuming it's a text console, if not open up a terminal (command prompt) and type:
If you get a few lines with the word "squid" in them, squid is running, so try to access the internet from the console using a text-mode browser, popular ones that may be installed are w3m, lynx or links
If you don't see a few lines with "squid" in them when your run ps -A | grep squid on the console type:
which will tell you where squid is installed - type in :
using root credentials
To start squid. If squid is broken it should tell you straightaway, if it breaks in a short time it should squawk and die, dumping error messages to the console.
You could also look in the logs at:
to see if any of them mention problems.
To stop this become a massive if/then post, tell us what you find re squid working or not, then we can make more suggestions.
Last edited by pete; 12th March 2009 at 02:07 PM.
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