Mailscanner and squidguard will not start



  • 100% default install, few days old as a matter of fact.

    Installed mailscanner package, will not start at all.

    Installed squid and squidguard as per this:

    Youtube Video

    Seemed straight forward enough.  Initially got 100% invalid request errors on web pages.  Then restarted squid service, paged loaded.  squidguard simply will not start at all no matter what I try.  I rebooted the firewall for a "clean" load of everything, and mailscanner, squid, squidguard, and ntpd all failed to start.

    No web pages were accessible at all.  I have now turned off the transparent proxy and disabled squidguard (still not running) just to get access to this site so I can post this in the forums.

    Have never in three years got squid and squidguard successfully installed and working 100%.  Figured I'd give it another try with the latest updates, hadn't tried in about six months.  Still can't get it to work.  Aside from the minor customizations listed in the video, everything else on this install is default.  Still won't work, still won't start squidguard service.

    No idea what's wrong with mailscanner, seems to be a pretty simple and straight-forward install and set up.

    Trying to get rid of the untangle bridge I have had running behind pfsense for the last three years and consolidate.  So far no luck.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Immediately following clean reboot:

    Last 50 system log entries
    Apr 6 00:19:10 squid[32232]: Squid Parent: child process 67465 started
    Apr 6 00:19:10 squid[67465]: The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!
    Apr 6 00:19:10 kernel: pid 67465 (squid), uid 62: exited on signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:10 squid[32232]: Squid Parent: child process 67465 exited due to signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:14 squid[32232]: Squid Parent: child process 85743 started
    Apr 6 00:19:14 squid[85743]: The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!
    Apr 6 00:19:14 kernel: pid 85743 (squid), uid 62: exited on signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:14 squid[32232]: Squid Parent: child process 85743 exited due to signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:17 squid[32232]: Squid Parent: child process 1850 started
    Apr 6 00:19:17 squid[1850]: The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!
    Apr 6 00:19:17 kernel: pid 1850 (squid), uid 62: exited on signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:17 squid[32232]: Squid Parent: child process 1850 exited due to signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:17 squid[32232]: Exiting due to repeated, frequent failures
    Apr 6 00:19:31 Squid_Alarm[31385]: Squid has exited. Reconfiguring filter.
    Apr 6 00:19:31 Squid_Alarm[31569]: Attempting restart…
    Apr 6 00:19:31 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 35718 started
    Apr 6 00:19:31 squid[35718]: The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!
    Apr 6 00:19:31 kernel: pid 35718 (squid), uid 62: exited on signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:31 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 35718 exited due to signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:34 Squid_Alarm[48344]: Reconfiguring filter…
    Apr 6 00:19:34 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 48557 started
    Apr 6 00:19:34 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    Apr 6 00:19:34 squid[48557]: The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!
    Apr 6 00:19:34 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 48557 exited due to signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:34 kernel: pid 48557 (squid), uid 62: exited on signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:34 Squid_Alarm[64691]: Squid has resumed. Reconfiguring filter.
    Apr 6 00:19:35 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    Apr 6 00:19:37 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 67900 started
    Apr 6 00:19:38 squid[67900]: The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!
    Apr 6 00:19:38 kernel: pid 67900 (squid), uid 62: exited on signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:38 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 67900 exited due to signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:41 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 85643 started
    Apr 6 00:19:41 squid[85643]: The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!
    Apr 6 00:19:41 kernel: pid 85643 (squid), uid 62: exited on signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:41 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 85643 exited due to signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:44 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 98934 started
    Apr 6 00:19:44 squid[98934]: The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly, need help!
    Apr 6 00:19:44 kernel: pid 98934 (squid), uid 62: exited on signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:44 squid[35439]: Squid Parent: child process 98934 exited due to signal 6
    Apr 6 00:19:44 squid[35439]: Exiting due to repeated, frequent failures
    Apr 6 00:20:14 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    Apr 6 00:20:14 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    Apr 6 00:20:14 php-fpm[66826]: /pkg_edit.php: Starting Squid
    Apr 6 00:20:14 squid[23088]: Squid Parent: child process 23762 started
    Apr 6 00:20:14 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    Apr 6 00:20:25 php-fpm[28451]: /pkg_edit.php: Reloading Squid for configuration sync
    Apr 6 00:20:25 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    Apr 6 00:20:26 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    Apr 6 00:20:26 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    Apr 6 00:20:26 php-fpm[28451]: /pkg_edit.php: Reloading Squid for configuration sync



  • As far as I am aware your need to have postfix  installed first to use mailscanner.  Postfix is a bit busted right now I understand with 2.2.x but their is a workaround as well I believe. (check the postfix thread).  I cannot say though if mailscanner is working on 2.2.x

    So far I've not moved from 2.1.5 , postfix and mailscanner are working ok.

    I don't use squid so cannot comment on that.


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