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hi
 i want to instal squid proxy cache server on windows XP. i got a copy of squid NT 2.5 stable from my friend, and he is already runing it on a win 2k server pc.
 i instaled it on my pc haveing win xp, i instaled it as a service, but when i try tu run its servive, it gave me "error starting service 1053" or some times "an unexpected error while atempting to start this service", plz help me
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1053 means failure to sart quickly enough.

Did you download the source and re-build it under XP?

Look at your friend's 2K installation to see if the service has any dependencies you may be missing.
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when i instaled it as a service, i instaled it very carefully with full path of config file and service name.  every thing was fine, it appears in consol, but when i tried to start the service, it gave me these 2 errors, some times 1067 and some times 1053. all things are okay in registry and instalation, problem in starting the service only. plz help me
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1053 The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
1067 The process terminated unexpectedly.
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I'm presuming you're using the exe you got from your friend.

You should be running it with the -ntservice option, rather than trying to create the service yourself.  The -ntservice option tells Squide to create and run the service.

Also, run it from a DOS box - Squid writes messages to both stdout and stderr.

p.s., I don't really know anything about Squid, I'm just looking at the source I downloaded from:
http://albaweb.albacom.net/acmeconsulting.it/download/squid-2.5.STABLE6-NT-CVS.zip

which was linked to from:
http://www.acmeconsulting.it/SquidNT/
(from which you may want to download the latest executables yourself (in case your friend fiddled with it)

which was linked to from:
http://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/FAQ/FAQ-1.html#ss1.8
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