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squid error on port 8888

lemaitre75 asked
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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.
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Top Expert 2005
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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Gabriel OrozcoSolution Architect

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.
try to run squid on transparent mode, if u dont know how to setup that visit the follwing link



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.
Gabriel OrozcoSolution Architect

okay then

how do you configured your browser to use the proxy?
Top Expert 2005

> 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?
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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