Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat Feb 9 23:26:33 UTC 2008

David Duong wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>     I am having trouble setting up squid. It seems to dislike all I have 
>> done and does this:
>> File host.conf saved
>> root at karl-desktop:/etc# squid -z
>> /etc/host.conf: line 2: bad command `    localhost'
>> FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname.  Please set 
>> 'visible_hostname'
>> Squid Cache (Version 2.6.STABLE14): Terminated abnormally.
>> CPU Usage: 0.008 seconds = 0.008 user + 0.000 sys
>> Maximum Resident Size: 0 KB
>> Page faults with physical i/o: 0
>> Aborted (core dumped)
>> root at karl-desktop:/etc#
>> I can't find a visible_hostname anywhere.
>> karl
> Hello Karl,
> I believe instead of having "localhost" as your hostname, it must have a 
>   visible hostname (hence the error).  So try this:
> type hostname and see what's your hostname.  If you know your hostname 
> by heart..good.  Also, if you have set your server with an internal 
> static ip address, remember that too.
> Then in the /etc/host.conf, replace the "" with the actual ip 
> address of that server and replace "localhost" with your server name.
> Correct me if I'm wrong :)
    Yes the hostname is queer. It is:
karl at karl-desktop:~$ hostname

    So I can change that to k5di.com which I used on Red Hat and it 
worked fine. Will try that.



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