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Offline vsatiti

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Desparate help needed in squid proxy server
« on: September 14, 2007, 10:21:52 AM »
I’m very much new to Linux. I’ve installed squid proxy server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.6 on HP Proliant ML 110. Every thing is working fine except when I open the links from main page or from any page it gives error like:

While trying to retrieve the URL:
The following error was encountered:
Unable to determine IP address from host name for
The dnsserver returned
This means that:
The cache was not able to resolve the hostname presented in the URL.
Check if the address is correct.
Your cache administrator is root.

Generated Wed, 12 Sep 2007 04:28:25 GMT by (squid/2.5.STABLE6)

Please help me to resolve this problem.

Offline Ricky

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Re: Desparate help needed in squid proxy server
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 06:29:41 PM »
It simply means that your DNS server is not working properly..
To resolve this to a certain level, you can manually set dns server in squid.conf, you have to find it as I do not remember exactly what directive it was .

Offline rajesh.bahl

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Re: Desparate help needed in squid proxy server
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 02:15:13 PM »

You can set DNS address in the network configuration as well.

Just login as root in gui--->Open terminal----->neat.

This will open the network configuration screen. Go to DNS tab and add the ip address of DNS servers.
Also cross-check the ip address of gateway as well.