[squid-users] issue with video

Amos Jeffries squid3 at treenet.co.nz
Tue Dec 15 02:50:54 UTC 2015

On 15/12/2015 2:09 p.m., Eliezer Croitoru wrote:
> I am not sure it's any squid issue since it is unclear what you are
> referring to as "not working".
> The logs can show couple things but cannot record what is the issue in
> the client level.
> I have tried to read them but have not seen the video request.
> It could be a client issue rather then squid..

The closest thing to a video stream in those logs seems to be:


2015/12/10 09:56:12.400 kid1| client_side.cc(2407) parseHttpRequest:
HTTP Client local= remote= FD 21 flags=1
2015/12/10 09:56:12.401 kid1| client_side.cc(2408) parseHttpRequest:
CONNECT www.youtube.com:443 HTTP/1.0
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0)
like Gecko
Host: www.youtube.com:443
Content-Length: 0
Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive
Pragma: no-cache


1449737803.472  31071 TCP_MISS/200 4435 CONNECT
www.youtube.com:443 - HIER_DIRECT/ -

If we assume that the HTTPS request was a video fetch from YouTube, then
it was a succesful tunnel as far as Squid is concerned. It had 4.4KB
sent in 31 seconds. Which does seem a bit odd for a video, but could be
if its broken internally.

The rest of what Eliezer pointed out is relevant to further debugging
non your part...

> What browser are you using? What version? Do you have the latest flash
> player instlaled?
> Do you know if the requested video file\stream is an http one?
> If so what is the url which doesn't work?
> In any case you can use firefox\chrome\explorer\safri\opera developers
> tools to identify the url which doesn't work.
> For firefox take a look at:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4zSG53Qlbk
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Network_Monitor
> For Chrome take a look at:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwoT18tp6Hs
> For Internet Explorer at:
> https://youtu.be/GbbjL_Uir24?t=713
> Since the url you presented at your first post doesn't work I have tried
> the official video one at:
> http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/
> The videos works for me using squid 3.5.12 so it doesn't seem to be any
> squid related issue in my eyes.
> The video urls are at the domain\origin\server:
> http://cbsnews-vh.akamaihd.net/
> You can post images of screenshot using either google drive or one of
> these:
> http://snag.gy/
> http://pasteboard.co/
> Eliezer


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