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Old 09-15-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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System update issue in Ubuntu 6.06

I have recently ran the software update wizard in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, when i did the latest update it played up with squid proxy and also with dansguardian. I have webmin installed on the server so that I can manage the server remotely, and when I try to start the squid proxy through webmin it comes back with the error displayed below:

Failed to start Squid :

FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname. Please set 'visible_hostname'

Squid Cache (Version 2.5.STABLE12): Terminated abnormally.
CPU Usage: 0.004 seconds = 0.004 user + 0.000 sys
Maximum Resident Size: 0 KB
Page faults with physical i/o: 0

I then went into the squid.conf file in /etc/squid/ to reset this however I was unable to find this line.
Can someone please help me ASAP
Old 09-16-2007, 12:10 AM   #2
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Maybe you can add this line manually in the squid configuration file?

Or manually start the squid server in /etc/init.d/ ?
Old 09-16-2007, 12:25 AM   #3
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Thanks, but iv already tired both of these
Old 09-17-2007, 02:19 AM   #4
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The best solution is to set the name of your system correctly. You can use Webmin to set it up in the Network Configuration: DNS Client page, plus you need to actually make the name resolve, either via a hosts file entry or a DNS record (preferred--just setting it in hosts doesn't do anything useful for your proxy users, which is why this check exists).

If you must use the visible_hostname option you can set it in Webmin's Squid module in the Administrative Options page. The field is labeled "Visible hostname".

But, if you use visible_hostname, any error pages it generates will point to a non-existent name.


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