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Old 02-16-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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Squid Fatal Error with RH 9.0

After installing, configuring, compiling, all those linux things to get squid going I must have missed something. when running
squid -d 1 -D -N or squid -d1DN
i get the following.....

2004/02/12 19:16:20| Starting squid Cache version 2.5.STABLE4 for i386
2004/ " " " '' '' Process ID 29406
.................................... with 1024 file descriptors available
.................................... Performing DNS tests
FATAL: ipcache_init dns test name look up failed

then it says something about the /etc/ressolve.conf file (Which i checked and is empty) and hte dns_nameservers tag in the squid.conf file

Any hlep on what i missed or any suggestions.

Thank you for your time!
Old 02-16-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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/etc/resolv.conf must have at least one working 'nameserver ' entry for squid to start
Old 02-16-2004, 05:41 PM   #3
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The errors look like failed attempt at a dns request. Try entering DNS servers in your network configuration. I like Earthlink's DNS servers. They are at

Then restart squid and see if that does the trick.

Edit: Wow. Sometimes I wonder if Mods get superfast connections to the LQ servers, or if they just type faster than I.

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Old 02-16-2004, 06:37 PM   #4
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what does the /etc/resolve file look like? do i need to enter something like?


or something else?
or how do i use a gui to enter the information?

thanks again for the information.
Old 03-16-2004, 11:34 PM   #5
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Did you get it to work?
I just tried the dns thing and it didn't work.
same error as you but no helpful messages


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