Reload Squid Proxy Server Without Restarting Squid Daemon

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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?

Squid content filtering: Block / download of music MP3, mpg, mpeg, exec file by extensions

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For security reasons and to save bandwidth I would like to configure Squid proxy server such way that my users should not download all of the following files:
MP3
MPEG
MPG
AVG
AVI
EXE

How do I configure squid content filtering?