The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly



  • The IT engineer that installed the Linux box and PFsense has gone incommunicado and left me to pick up the pieces. I have Linux, firewall and comms experience but do not know Pfsense.

    The system has been working fine up till today howerver many websites cannot now be accessed from the LAN, just a error white page appearing. Another interface that has a wireless access point connected is working fine via laptops.

    A message in the logs says The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly

    Do I need to reinstall Squid or Squidguard, if so how or is their something else I can configure ?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.



  • I have Linux, firewall and comms experience but do not know Pfsense.

    pfSense is based on FreeBSD, so some of your Linux skills will transfer over.

    The url_rewriter helpers are crashing too rapidly

    The URL rewriter is squidGuard.  You need to figure out why it's barfing.  Anything in /var/squidGuard/log/squidGuard.log?

    This post should be in the Cache/Proxy forum.


  • Banned

    I'm pretty sure it's barfing because noone reads the post-install info/GUI instructions on setting up the dummy category… Sigh.



  • Is this something that can be scripted on install to prevent people from tripping over it again and again?


  • Banned

    No, because noone reported what it actually fixes where. All I got here was "it creates some unknown missing folder".



  • noone reported what it actually fixes

    Was it "Shared object "libldap-2.4.so.2" not found, required by "squidGuard" a missing softlink?


  • Banned

    There shouldn't be any softlink to that anywhere (and for sure isn't created by adding a dummy target category). As said, it just doesn't make sense.


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