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       squid - proxy caching server


       squid  [  -dhisrvzCFNRSVYX  ]  [  -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,
       ICAP, ICP, HTCP and HTTP data objects.  Unlike traditional caching software, squid handles
       all requests in a single, non-blocking 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 Protocols ICP, HTCP or CARP, squid caches can be arranged in  a
       hierarchy or mesh for additional bandwidth savings.

       squid  consists  of  a  main  server  program  squid,  some  optional  programs for custom
       processing and authentication, and some management and client tools.   When  squid  starts
       up,  it  spawns  a  configurable  number  of  helper  processes, each of which can perform
       parallel lookups.  This reduces the amount of time the cache waits for results.

       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 @DEFAULT_CONFIG_FILE@.documented, the Squid wiki FAQ and examples at ,  or  the  configuration  manual  on  the  squid  home  page


       -a port
              Specify HTTP port number where Squid should listen for requests, in addition to any
              http_port specifications in squid.conf.

       -d level
              Write debugging to stderr also.

       -f file
              Use the given config-file instead  of  @DEFAULT_CONFIG_FILE@.   If  the  file  name
              starts  with a ! or | then it is assumed to be an external command or command line.
              Can for example be used to pre-process the configuration before it is being read by
              Squid.  To  facilitate  this  Squid  also  understands  the  common #line notion to
              indicate the real source file.

       -h     Print help message.

       -i     Install as a Windows Service (see -n option).

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

       -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. Also configurable in @DEFAULT_CONFIG_FILE@

       -l facility
              Use specified syslog facility. implies -s

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

       -v     Print version and build details.

       -z     Create swap directories

       -C     Do not catch fatal signals.

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

       -N     No daemon mode.

       -O options
              Set Windows Service Command line options in Registry.

       -R     Do not set REUSEADDR on port.

       -S     Double-check swap during rebuild.

       -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.

       *.default files
              Reference  copy  of the configuration file. Always kept up to date with the version
              of Squid you are using. Use this to look up the default configuration settings  and
              syntax after upgrading.

              Reference  copy  of the configuration file. Always kept up to date with the version
              of Squid you are using. Use  this  to  read  the  documentation  for  configuration
              options  available  in your build of Squid. The online configuration manual is also
              available   for   a    full    reference    of    options.     seehttp://www.squid-

              The main configuration file for the web cachemgr.cgi tools.

              The main configuration file for the Sample MSNT authenticator.

              CSS  Stylesheet  to  control the display of generated error pages.  Use this to set
              any company branding you need, it will apply to every Language Squid provides error
              pages for.

       @DEFAULT_MIME_TABLE@ (mime_table)
              MIME type mappings for FTP gatewaying

              Location of squid error pages and templates.


       cachemgr.cgi(8),  pam_auth(8),  squid_ldap_auth(8), squid_ldap_group(8), squid_session(8),
       The Squid FAQ wiki  The  Squid  Configuration  Manual

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