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Squid Intermittantly giving access denied message to previously allowed pages

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I am trying to allow my clients to access www.imdb.com using a squid proxy (mandrake 10 OS). I can get to main page alright then when I start to click on links at about the 4-5 link I click on I get access denied. If I close main window and reopen that main page (www.imbd.com) also now gets access denied. I can do this in any order of links and have had all the links I tried show up good at least once. In order to be allowed back to the site I clear the cache and can redo the same problem using different links.

I have increased cache size in the hopes that may have been the problem, but no luck there.

acl GOOD dst www.imdb.com
acl GOOD dst ia.imdb.com
acl GOOD dst i.imdb.com
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ChrisEddy earned 500 total points
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Have you checked your access control settings against "the bible".  "You may need to set up the http_access option to allow requests from your IP addresses."  Here's the link:
http://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/FAQ/FAQ-10.html#access-controls

This symptom is kinda classic of a process or system that is low on file descriptors.  
http://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/FAQ/FAQ-11.html

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by:Himlad
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We made adjustments to the file descriptors and the problem has went away.
Thanks for the advice.
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