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Useful commands of Squid caching proxy server

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Useful commands of Squid caching proxy server


File Descriptors:

squidclient -p 1111 grep mgr:info

squidclient -p 1111


Squid Logs:

tail -f /var/log/squid/access.log

tail -f /var/log/squid/cache.log


tail -f /var/log/squid/store.log


Main System Log:

tail -f /var/log/messages


Squid Daemon start/restart:

/etc/init.d/squid status

/etc/init.d/squid start

/etc/init.d/squid stop

/etc/init.d/squid restart

squid -k reconfigure          # Soft reconfigure


Squid configuration file:

vi /etc/squid/squid.conf

vi /etc/squid/cachemgr.conf


Importanct Directories:




/var/spool/squid    # Squid Cache


Other Important commands:

squid -k reconfigure

squid -k rotate

squid -k shutdown

squid -k interrupt

squid -k kill

squid -k debug

squid -k check

squid -k parse

squid -d level  Write debugging to stderr also.

squid -f file   Use given config-file instead of

squid -h        Print help message.

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

squid -s | -l facility
                 Enable logging to syslog.

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

squid -v        Print version.

squid -z        Create swap directories

squid -C        Do not catch fatal signals.

squid -D        Disable initial DNS tests.

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

squid -N        No daemon mode.

squid -R        Do not set REUSEADDR on port.

squid -S        Double-check swap during rebuild.

squid -X        Force full debugging.

squid -Y        Only return UDP_HIT or UDP_MISS_NOFETCH during fast reload.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:24  
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