Bug 24981 - should enable more features in squid build
should enable more features in squid build
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: squid (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-01-25 17:37 EST by Frank Ch. Eigler
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-07 14:35:41 EST
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Description Frank Ch. Eigler 2001-01-25 17:37:52 EST
There are a bunch of non-default options available in the squid source's
autoconf-based configure file.  Please consider adding these options
in the RPM's build instructions:

  --enable-icmp           Enable ICMP pinging
  --enable-carp           Enable CARP support
  --enable-snmp           Enable SNMP monitoring
  --enable-htpc           Enable HTCP protocol
  --enable-cache-digests  Use Cache Digests
  --enable-delay-pools    Enable delay pools to limit bandwith usage
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-04-24 12:07:23 EDT
ICMP requires a setuid binary installed, which is why we've never installed
it in the past. SNMP & delay pools have been enabled for a while.

Some of the others will be enabled in 2.4.STABLE1-1.
Comment 2 Frank Ch. Eigler 2001-09-07 13:30:52 EDT
Testing the new squid-2.4.STABLE1-1 RPM, I see that the --enable-cache-digest
option is still off.  Can at least that be turned on?

I appreciate the hypothetical security concerns with --enable-icmp,
but FWIW, I'm using it anyway.  Maybe the setuid pinger program could be
built, but packaged into a separate RPM.
Comment 3 Frank Ch. Eigler 2001-12-07 14:35:36 EST
Can we have a ruling about the security non-risk
options such as --enable-cache-digests?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2002-03-22 17:47:42 EST
Basically, it can cause sudden large bandwidth uses (when transferring the
digests) on slow links, so it's not a great config option for the
one-package-fits-all approach.
Comment 5 Frank Ch. Eigler 2002-03-27 08:08:46 EST
On slow links, digests can be turned off at run time, or update frequencies
turned down.  Even there, they should be an advantage as it drastically
reduces the amount of upstream cache polling, reducing traffic and latency.

Keeping the option out of the build means that people who do want it have to
recompile, not merely reconfigure.

As a compromise, please consider enabling cache-digests in the build, but
turning them off in the default configuration file.

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