trying to set up a Squid transparent proxy. All is good for the transparency, however the proxy occasionally runs into errors such as "connection to Failed"

Is this common? Am I doing something wrong?


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    what conditions does "occasionally" describe, exactly?
    – the-wabbit
    Feb 2, 2013 at 15:15

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You shouldn't be trying to connect to, as it's unroutable. If you are attempting to proxy to in your configuration, more than likely someone got confused by its frequent appearance in listener definitions.

  • Well, the thing is that i'm not connecting to; I'm simply trying to access a normal site; ie. google.com. It doesn't happen every time, but it does.
    – nickw444
    Feb 3, 2013 at 0:19
  • Have you performed a grep on your config files to verify that is only being used to specify an address to listen on?
    – Andrew B
    Feb 3, 2013 at 0:43
  • Yes, I have. No clue what's going on here still :S
    – nickw444
    Feb 3, 2013 at 5:41

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