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Offline GeekMaster

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The 'squid' error message
« on: March 11, 2014, 09:03:43 AM »
I have gotten reports from members that they are receiving the following error message when attemtping to get into Yammering:

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The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://chrunners.net/forum/index.php?

Zero Sized Reply

Squid did not receive any data for this request.

Your cache administrator is webmaster.


Here is what I have learned about the source of the error:

1) It is not coming from the forum.
2) Squid is a web proxy that would be running either on your work server or at your ISP.
3) It seems that if there is a delay in the response from a server that kind of message may crop up.
4) Yammering, being as voluminous as it is may take a bit longer to return results than most other sources.  That could account for the squidly response.

If you are getting this message at work, you are probably SOL :(  If at home, you might speak with your internet service provider about it.
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Re: The 'squid' error message
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 09:12:30 AM »
I am getting "Server Hangup"

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Re: The 'squid' error message
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 09:33:45 AM »
Turned out to be a problem with YAMMERING.  The squid message was a red herring.
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Re: The 'squid' error message
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 11:00:44 AM »
Turned out to be a problem with YAMMERING.  The squid message was a red herring.

Whenever there is a red herring flopping around on the table, I always feed it to the squid.  Makes for shorter meetings :)

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Re: The 'squid' error message
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 02:16:04 PM »
Whenever there is a red herring flopping around on the table, I always feed it to the squid.  Makes for shorter meetings :)

The squid's name is "MacGuffin" isn't it?
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Re: The 'squid' error message
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 04:19:23 PM »
The squid's name is "MacGuffin" isn't it?

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