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Re: Why is Firefox such a beast??



On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:54:11 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
	[....]
> If you want to set up a new Firefox correctly and reasonably securely
> (for certain values of correct and secure, of course), read my article
> here:
> 
> http://www.melvilletheatre.com/articles/squid-privoxy/index.html
> 
> You can tweak the privoxy configuration to determine how it handles many
> things (including referrers) and you won't have to have 6 million (or
> three dozen) Firefox extensions loaded.

	OK, I've never had the nerve to try tweaking privoxy, either. But 
I went to your site, copied the sample squid config file, installed 
squid, cd'd root to /etc/squid, moved squid.conf.default to a backup, 
created a new one with "nano -w squid.conf.default," and copied your 
version into it.

	Then I got this : 

[root Hbsk2 squid]# cd
[root Hbsk2 ~]# /usr/sbin/squid -z
FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname.  Please set 
'visible_hostname'

Squid Cache (Version 3.0.STABLE7): Terminated abnormally.
CPU Usage: 0.012 seconds = 0.007 user + 0.005 sys
Maximum Resident Size: 0 KB
Page faults with physical i/o: 0
[root Hbsk2 ~]# 

	I don't know what a qualified hostname is, fully or not. 

	Since these posts I've had a thread called "VDQ : machine names??"

	I did two of the three things recommended by Phil Meyer, and was 
warned about the third before doing it. 

	I now have 

[root Hbsk2 ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=Hbsk2.localdomain
[root Hbsk2 ~]# 

	and 
[root Hbsk2 ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
# nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
HWADDR=00:1e:8c:a3:89:22
ONBOOT=yes
NM_CONTROLLED=no
DHCP_HOSTNAME=Hbsk2.localdomain
TYPE=Ethernet
[.... etc....]

	but I remain confused about /etc/hosts, and the same Phil Meyer 
had also said 

> It looks like your 'hostname' was not in /etc/hosts, so don't change it.
> :) Mostly folks with fixed IPs or servers mess with /etc/hosts and then
> forget they did it. :)

	So I have not touched /etc/hosts.

	What need I do to make /usr/sbin/squid -z work? 

	Maybe I'm just outta my depth here. I have to say that config 
file would take me years of effort just to read through.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 2.00, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2, Epiphany 2, Opera 9, Firefox 2 & 3
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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