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       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,
       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, supports 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

       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
       processes, each of which can perform a  single,  blocking  Domain  Name
       System  (DNS)  lookup.  This reduces the amount of time the cache waits
       for DNS lookups.

       squid   is   derived   from    the    ARPA-funded    Harvest    Project

       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
              configuration 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