Intermittent Disaster

David Boles dgboles at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 06:36:32 UTC 2008


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Ric Moore wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-01-01 at 12:03 +1030, Tim wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-12-31 at 15:42 -0800, Dave Stevens wrote:
>>> [root at localhost ~]# tail /var/log/squid/squid.out
>>> Squid Cache (Version 2.6.STABLE16): Terminated abnormally.
>>> CPU Usage: 0.010 seconds = 0.003 user + 0.007 sys
>>> Maximum Resident Size: 0 KB
>>> Page faults with physical i/o: 9
>>> FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname.  Please 
>>> set 'visible_hostname'
> 
> Go back and read David Boles step-by-stepper. I only did as he wrote,
> and localhost was only set in Firefox in his example.
> 
> By default you should already have "localhost" set to 127.0.0.1
> in /etc/hosts, here's mine with my local junkyard network:
> 
> [root at iam maps]# more /etc/hosts
> 127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain   localhost
> 192.168.1.104   ru.wayward4now.net      ru
> 192.168.1.103   ima.wayward4now.net     ima
> 192.168.1.102   ur.wayward4now.net      ur
> 192.168.1.101   iam.wayward4now.net     iam
> 
> 
> So just doing those edits to firefox should make it run just dandy if
> your /etc/hosts file has localhost set. 
> 
> Fire up Firefox
> 
> click on edit > preferences > advanced > network > settings
> and you'll see the page he references. click on the button = 'manual',
> then add the following values:
> 
> HTTP proxy [127.0.0.1]    Port [ 3128]
> 
> That should fire up when you restart Firefox. Did I leave anything out
> David? Thank you for your instructions. It was nifty. Ric


Well... You don't need to restart Firefox. But it does not hurt. If this
continues to be a problem put:

visible_hostname localhost   (notice the underline)

at the end of squid.conf and restart squid. It has to read the change.


There is also a way to hide your info from the sites you visit. Someone,
I think it is Frank(?), has a really nice page on using privoxy and
squid together to do that. That's what I do. I had not seen his page
before but what I knew, what he wrote about, was something I know from
way back in Junkbuster days. Maybe '82?

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  David

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