starting squid getgrnam failed , getpwnam failed , , `nobody` , `nogroup`. Windows xp
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Nov 23 08:35:00 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  which seems to say to me I can solve this by creating a
> nobody account.
> So I saw this  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.
> 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!
I think you're doing alright. Why not try creating the 'nogroup' group
and see if that moves the peg forward a bit?
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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