Squid Web Proxy and Cache Server

Tutorials, howtos, and tips about Squid web proxy and cache software under *nix. It includes a wide variety of uses, from speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests; to caching web, DNS and other computer network lookups for a group of people sharing network resources; to aiding security by filtering traffic ( rss feed )

I made some changes to the /etc/squid/squid.conf file and issued the command /sbin/service squid restart. However, this command takes way too much time to restart the server. How do I tell squid to just reread the config file and apply new changes under Linux operating systems?

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How do I make wget work with Squid under UNIX or Linux operating systems?

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I’ve setup Squid Proxy server as described here, but I’m getting errors which read as follows:

Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5315]: Squid Parent: child process 5317 started
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5317]: Cannot open HTTP Port
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5315]: Squid Parent: child process 5317 exited due to signal 6
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing the squid (squid_t) from binding to port 5000. For complete SELinux messages. run sealert -l 1cf3c788-35f7-4752-8439-92a1d0719466

How do I fix this problem?

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I‘m getting an error which read as follows under FreeBSD 7.2 server and Squid stable caching server:

WARNING! Your cache is running out of filedescriptors

How do I fix this problem and increase the number of system-wide available filedescriptors for FreeBSD server?

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My Squid proxy server running on port 3128. Since this is frequently scanned by adversaries looking for proxy servers; I’ve changed port to 10000 and restart squid. But my squid is not working on port # 10000 it only works on port # 3128? How do I force Squid to listen on uncommon port under CentOS Linux v5.3?

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My squid proxy server is displaying system’s real IP address. I’ve a corporate password protected squid proxy server located at 202.54.1.2. My clients works from home or offices via A/DSL / cable connections. Squid should hide all system’s IP address, but it is forwarding and displaying the system’s IP address. How do I configure squid to hide client’s real IP address?

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Question: How do I upgrade my FreeBSD server and ports tree using our proxy server, which requires username and password based authentication?

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