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Old 10-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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how to start/stop Squid service using PHP?

Hi everyone,

Im using PHP and Sun Solaris to do something for Squid Proxy Server. im using......

- Linux / Solaris 10
- Squid Server

actually i need to know that someone knows about how to start/stop Squid Service using PHP code.


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Old 10-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #2
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Hi, my first idea would be:

- Write an script to start/stop the squid service (probably you alread have one)
- Configure sudo to allow the httpd or apache user to execute your script
without asking for passwd.
- Create a php script, which uses system() or exec() to execute the start/stop squid
- Make sure your php page is secure and only can be executed from a few places.

Why are you trying to start/stop your squid server from php ? is there any special
need for that ?

Best regards,
Old 10-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #3
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Dear jhcaiced,

Thanks for ur response, actually im creating GUI for Squid configuration using PHP and my 1st version is to start/stop Squid using basic configuration on LOCAL HOST........

Script is OK bt what if i use exec() or system() directly e.g. system('service squid start', ......)

i have not tried bt i will try it...

in fact i have not used PHP for this type of programming i.e. other than Web/Database.


Adnan Khawer.


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