So, the other day, I wanted to have squid store its pid in the regular ‘var/run’ directory. Good simple enough – just add the following to “/etc/squid/squid.conf” :
and create the /var/run/squid directory. Simple, hold on not so fast. Reboot and psssst.. ‘/var/run/squid’ is gone. Finally found that /var/run is handled by systemd-tmpfiles and thus you need to do this as well:
d /run/squid 700 squid squid
So, basically you need to tell tmpfiles to create the squid directory as well.. How complicated things are becoming 🙂
IRC on Linux de-mystified for new users only
The other day, I was trying to fix something in my firefox and found that the way to go was to login to IRC and go to the mozilla server and join #firefox.
Though IRC is quite native to Linux, I did not know where to start. So, I noted down the list of steps that need to be done to get you started. (Note this may not be new to most of you).
First install a IRC client like xchat-gnome. To do that
sudo yum install xchat-gnome
Once that is done, just fire up your xchat-gnome. you might have to enter some details for the first time 🙂
If you want to join a server not listed in the list, then you can add the server:
Go to Edit -> Preference -> Network -> Add
and add the server.
Note: If you are running squid and getting an error
for being behind open proxy then you should deny all hosts and allow just your intranet or just your host 🙂