How to load squid was Re:localhost

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sat Feb 9 21:42:26 UTC 2008

Padraig wrote:
> 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.
    It is a very good filter of popup and other CRAP people send with 
their web pages.

I never see them if I can get squid and proxi loaded and working.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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