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Re: Squid in a school - problems with https

On Sun, 4 Nov 2001 12:06:14 -0800 (PST)
"nate" <debian-user@aphroland.org> wrote:

> would be helpful if you gave error messages. i am writing
> this email from squirrelmail(web email) running on apache-ssl,
> composing from Opera 5.0/linux running through a squid 2.2.5
> proxy through SSL no problems. i use squid everyday on ssl
> and have never had a problem.

Normally when a url is unavailable I get a Squid error message. When I try
and access an secure site, I get an IE5 message complaining that there is
a DNS error and the address cannot be found. I am at home at the moment,
but will be at school tomorrow when I can dig out the exact error message.

Do a search on Google for 'squid SSL' and see how many hundreds of
messages there are saying that secure pages cannot be accessed when
running squid. I am not alone by a long way!!

BTW, does Apache do web caching too? Is it a simpler alternative to squid?

> what EXACTLY are you having problems with? is it saying permission
> denied? or is it hanging or what? what does squid logs say?

I will dig out the squid logs tomorrow.

> ive been usin squid for a couple years now and no problems..

> i haven't seriously used IE in at least 3 years so if its
> IE specific i can't help. does the problem occur in other
> browsers?

We need to run IE5 because of the hybrid nature of our Connect network. We
have over 800 users and have admin utilities and registry strings to
ensure that when pupils log on their email addresses etc. are assigned
according to their usernames. We had to buy a Web Integration Package to
upgrade to IE5, we were told not to simply install the usual version
obtainable off the net, so I am loathe to change browsers. I am not sure
there is anything useful at the moment for the Windows platform anyhow,
apart from IE5. Netscape is falling apart IMHO and in its version 6
incarnation is unusable.

It might be useful if you could email me your squid.conf.

Please cc. any reply to my school address - p.deackes@gmx.net

Many thanks.

Phillip Deackes
Using Debian Linux

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