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Old 07-18-2006, 07:05 AM   #1
Aurelien Onlabi
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squid failed. The error was: init_cache_dir

i intall fedora core 4 but i cannot start squid proxi my system giving me that messages SERVER01 squid: Could not determine fully qualified hostname. Please set 'visible_hostname'

[root@SERVER01 etc]# squid -z
FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname. Please set 'visible_hostname'

Squid Cache (Version 2.5.STABLE9): Terminated abnormally.
CPU Usage: 0.018 seconds = 0.011 user + 0.007 sys
Maximum Resident Size: 0 KB
Page faults with physical i/o: 0

Please I need some help

Thank you in advance
Old 07-19-2006, 05:29 PM   #2
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The error means that squid couldn't determine the FQDN of the box it's running on. What do you have in your /etc/hosts file? You should be able to set a hostname for the box, or modify squid.conf and set the visible_hostname option there to something like
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