man squid Command

Man page for apt-get squid Command

Man Page for squid in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man squid

Man Squid  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man squid in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man squid

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

squid(8)                                                              squid(8)

squid proxy caching server

squid [ dhirsvzCDFINRVYX ] [ l facility ] [ f config file ] [ [ au
] port ] [ k signal ] [ n service name ] [ O cmd line ]

squid is a high performance proxy caching server for web clients, sup
porting FTP, gopher, and HTTP data objects. Unlike traditional caching
software, squid handles all requests in a single, non blocking, I/O
driven process.

squid keeps meta data and especially hot objects cached in RAM, caches
DNS lookups, supports non blocking DNS lookups, and implements negative
caching of failed requests.

squid supports SSL, extensive access controls, and full request log
ging. By using the lightweight Internet Cache Protocol, squid caches
can be arranged in a hierarchy or mesh for additional bandwidth sav

squid consists of a main server program squid, a Domain Name System
lookup program dnsserver, some optional programs for rewriting requests
and performing authentication, and some management and client tools.
When squid starts up, it spawns a configurable number of dnsserver pro
cesses, each of which can perform a single, blocking Domain Name System
(DNS) lookup. This reduces the amount of time the cache waits for DNS

squid is derived from the ARPA funded Harvest Project http://har

This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details on
how to configure squid see the file /etc/squid/squid.conf, the Squid
FAQ and the documentation at the squid home page http://www.squid

d level
Write debugging to stderr also.

f file
Use the given config file instead of /etc/squid/squid.conf

h Print help message.

i Install as a Windows Service (see n option).

k reconfigure | rotate | shutdown | interrupt | kill | debug | check |
Parse configuration file, then send signal to running copy
(except k parse) and exit.

n name
Specify Windows Service name to use for service operations,
default is: Squid

r Remove a Windows Service (see n option).

s Enable logging to syslog.

l facility
Use specified syslog facility. implies s

u port
Specify ICP port number (default: 3130), disable with 0.

v Print version.

z Create swap directories

C Do not catch fatal signals.

D Disable initial DNS tests.

F Don't serve any requests until store is rebuilt.

I Override first HTTP port with the bound socket passed in on
standard input.

N No daemon mode.

O options
Set Windows Service Command line options in Registry.

R Do not set REUSEADDR on port.

X Force full debugging.

Y Only return UDP_HIT or UDP_MISS_NOFETCH during fast reload.

The main configuration file. You must initially make changes to
this file for squid to work. For example, the default configu
ration does not allow access from any browser.

Reference copy of the configuration file. Always kept up to date
with the version of Squid you are using. Use this to look up
configuration syntax after upgrading.

/usr/share/squid/mime.conf (mime_table)
MIME type mappings for FTP gatewaying

/usr/share/squid/errors/en (error_directory)
Error page templates

cachemgr.cgi(8), ncsa_auth(8), pam_auth(8), squid_ldap_auth(8),
squid_ldap_group(8), squid_session(8), squid_unix_group(8),
The Squid FAQ

Squid Web Proxy 2.7.STABLE7 2006 05 29 squid(8)

Related Topics

Apt Get Commands