How to load squid was Re:localhost

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Feb 11 19:39:24 UTC 2008

On 02/11/2008 09:09 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:

> Well, I agree this seems like a bug.  We _do_ have debconf, so surely it
> should be used to _get_ your visible hostname so that the install doesn't
> b0rk.  But do you really need to set visible_hostname?  The implication of
> the messages, to me, seems to be that if it can find a proper FQDN
> from "hostname -f" (or equivalent) you should be able to get by without
> pre-configuring visible_hostname.

Interesting part is that if you add the visible_hostname, you can put in
whatever you want, even visible_hostname = foobar, and then squid will
start. I don't know what it will do afterwards - haven't had time to try
it, but it will start via sudo /etc/init.d/squid start (or restart). So
it doesn't actually appear to be checking hostname -f or anything else
that I can see. I think it's just looking for a hostname to put in the logs.

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