How to load squid was Re:localhost

Padraig padraigrorry at
Sat Feb 9 21:23:23 UTC 2008

On Feb 9, 2008 4:14 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:

>    I got the ip of localhost corrected and know what it is used for.
> But that is not the problem. I want to use squid to process data going
> to my Firefox but it will not load on my Ubuntu. Here is what it says:
> Unpacking squid-common (from .../squid-common_2.6.14-1ubuntu2.1_all.deb)
> ...
> Selecting previously deselected package squid.
> Unpacking squid (from .../squid_2.6.14-1ubuntu2.1_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up squid-common (2.6.14-1ubuntu2.1) ...
> Setting up squid (2.6.14-1ubuntu2.1) ...
> Creating squid spool directory structure
> FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname.  Please set
> 'visible_hostname'
> Squid Cache (Version 2.6.STABLE14): Terminated abnormally.
> So I need a 'visable hostname' but know that the ip is

Just out of curiosity...for what purpose are you using squid?  Squid is used
mainly as a proxy server for companies to restrict access to non-productive
and inappropriate websites.
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