starting squid getgrnam failed , getpwnam failed , , `nobody` , `nogroup`. Windows xp

jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 22 15:57:00 GMT 2007



I have had these errors when trying to run squid. in win xp.



$ squid


FATAL: getpwnam failed to find userid for effective user 'nobody'

I read this [1] which seems to say to me I can solve this by creating a
nobody account.
So I saw this [2] about how to do that in cygwin.

and I did created the nobody user
net user nobody /add
and probably added him to users.
net localgroup users nobody /add

or I created the user in windows and it automatically went into the
users group.

and 
seeing that $less /etc/passwd   and $less /etc/group   seem less up to
date,  than     mkgroup -l -u  and mkpasswd -l   , I did
mkgroup -l >/etc/group
mkpasswd -l >/etc/passwd
I saw these commands mentioned once.

And then when trying to run squid, I got the similar error
FATAL: getgrnam failed to find groupid for effective group 'nogroup'

That is more-or-less what happened.  I am not sure what to do next to
get it working.  I don`t really know what I am doing!

 




[1]
http://www.squid-cache.org/mail-archive/squid-users/200112/0585.html

[2]
http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2005-07/msg00931.html


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