squid error on port 8888

Posted on 2006-03-29
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hello all

we installed squid proxy and it's working fine but we have a problem when accessing a web page on port 8888 http://www.xyz.com:8888/

we get the following error on the client

While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.xyz.com:8888/ 
The following error was encountered:
•      Connection Failed
The system returned:
    (13) Permission denied
The remote host or network may be down. Please try the request again.

Accessing directly the page is ok.
Question by:lemaitre75
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ravenpl earned 172 total points
ID: 16320126
Is Your squid run in transparent mode? The host may have redirected connections to 8888 back to local squid.
No, then edit squid.conf and add
acl Safe_ports port 8888
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Expert Comment

by:Gabriel Orozco
ID: 16324970
or, enable NAT in your linux box.

then any connection to a non standard port (port 80) still will be able to succed but not monitored nor accelerated by squid.

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ranadastidar earned 164 total points
ID: 16334070
try to run squid on transparent mode, if u dont know how to setup that visit the follwing link

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Author Comment

ID: 16337850
Hi all

i'm not using the server as a router and not doing NAT on it, i just want it to cache http pages.
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Expert Comment

by:Gabriel Orozco
ID: 16338420
okay then

how do you configured your browser to use the proxy?
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Expert Comment

ID: 16339970
> I'm not using the server as a router and not doing NAT on it, i just want it to cache http pages.
very well then. Have You reconfigured the squid (and reloaded) as I suggested?

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kiitii earned 164 total points
ID: 16361358
You squid server is in the LAN.
There is a firewall/NAT to go to internet.

Did you enable the NAT for port 8888 to internet at the firewall level?
Did you block the port 8888 at the firewall level?
Mind tell us, which line (squid.conf) did you edit to startup the squid proxy?


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