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Re: Squid in a school - problems with https

In article <[🔎] 20011104204305.115d5a3d.gsmh@gmx.co.uk>,
Phillip Deackes  <gsmh@gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>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.

IE has the tendency to not show the errors that are being
generated by the remote server or by the proxy, but to replace it
with its own error message. You can turn that off somewhere,
I believe, which would make trouble shooting a *lot* easier.

>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!!

Do a search on Google on 'any-subject problem' and see how many
hunderds of messages there are saying that "any-subject" doesn't work

Anyway there was a bug in several versions of netscape 4.x
If you had both a normal proxyserver defined and an SSL proxy
server the latter wouldn't work in certain situations.
See http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/199808/msg00014.html

But that was not a bug in Squid.

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

Simpler, no. Performing 50 times worse, yes.

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
 and I'm not sure about the former" -- Albert Einstein.

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