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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for squid (redhat section 8)

squid(8)										 squid(8)

NAME
       squid - proxy caching server

SYNOPSIS
       squid [ -dhsvzCDFNRVYX ] [ -f config-file ] [ -[ au ] port ] [ -k  signal ]

DESCRIPTION
       squid  is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients, supporting 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, sup-
       ports non-blocking DNS lookups, and implements negative caching of failed requests.

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

       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 num-
       ber  of dnsserver processes, each of which can perform a single, blocking Domain Name Sys-
       tem (DNS) lookup.  This reduces the amount of time the cache waits for DNS lookups.

       squid is derived from the ARPA-funded Harvest Project http://harvest.cs.colorado.edu/

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

OPTIONS
       -a port
	      Specify HTTP port number (default: 3128).

       -d level
	      Write debugging to stderr also.

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

       -h     Print help message.

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

       -s     Enable logging to syslog.

       -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.

       -N     No daemon mode.

       -R     Do not set REUSEADDR on port.

       -V     Virtual host httpd-accelerator.

       -X     Force full debugging.

       -Y     Only return UDP_HIT or UDP_MISS_NOFETCH during fast reload.

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

					squid version 2.0				 squid(8)


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