Squid Not Working after upgrade to 2.1

  • I did the upgrade from 2.03 to 2.1 and squid is not working. Tried uninstalling and re-installing with out success.

    squid[49874]: Squid Parent: child process 59576 exited with status 1
    Sep 29 09:07:01 squid[49874]: Squid Parent: child process 60877 started
    Sep 29 09:07:01 (squid): The ssl_crtd helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!

    squid3 Network 3.1.20 pkg 2.0.6

    Any ideas on how I can get this working.?

    Thank You

  • I had this problem and found a value populated in the Squid configuration that I didn't put there. It somehow came over from the upgrade. I want to say it was in the neighborhood of the Local Cache or ACLs tab. Anyway, once I removed the line and restarted the service, everyone was back up and running again.

    Overall I've had small hiccups with squid on pfSense when it comes to upgrades. I usually go through my configuration with a fine tooth comb after an upgrade to make sure nothing new was introduced that will cause me problems.

    Sorry I can't be more specific. I honestly don't remember where the value was now, but hopefully I've pointed you in the right direction.


  • Had the same problem myself.
    Had to uninstall and reboot.
    Install and reboot.
    Then it was working again.
    It still exits with status 0 2-3 times during reboot but the last child process is staying and squid is working.


  • I looked at the squid config and did not see anything unusual ( I am not a squid expert though). The rebooting solution seems to be working. It has been running for about 2 hours without an issue. Now I see that the RRD graphs do not show the captive portal data. On to the next issue.

    Thanks for the solution.

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