[squid-users] url_rewrite_program is ignored by squid

Moataz Elmasry zaza1851983ml at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 29 17:12:28 UTC 2016

Hi all,

I'm trying to use squid with squidguard, but it seems that squid3 is
somehow ignoring the url_rewrite_program completely. While starting squid
I'm getting the message:

helperOpenServers: Starting 0/20 'squidGuard' processes
helperOpenServers: No 'squidGuard' processes needed

And nothing is being directed to squidguard.
Just to be sure, I tried a simple bash program as well as a php program to
handle the redirection, and I'm receiving a similar message and nothing is
being redirected.
Config files are listed below. All files are owned by the user "proxy"
OS: ubuntu 16.04
squid: 3.5.12-1ubuntu7.2
squidguard: 1.5-5

Here's  squid.conf

pinger_enable off
url_rewrite_access allow all
url_rewrite_program /usr/bin/squidGuard -c /etc/squidguard/squidGuard.conf
acl SSL_ports port 443
acl Safe_ports port 80          # http
acl Safe_ports port 443         # https
acl Safe_ports port 1025-65535  # unregistered ports
http_access deny !Safe_ports
http_access deny CONNECT !SSL_ports
http_access allow localhost manager
http_access deny manager
http_access allow localhost
acl whitelist dstdomain play.google.com
http_access allow whitelist
http_access deny all
http_port 3128
coredump_dir /var/spool/squid


And here's squidGuard.conf

dbhome /var/lib/squidguard/db
logdir /var/log/squidguard

dest ads {
        domainlist ads/domains

dest whitelist {
domainlist whitelist/domains

acl {
        default {
                pass whitelist none
                redirect http://www.contensi.com


Any ideas what the problem is?

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