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What is SqStat

SqStat is a script which allows to look through active squid users connections. It use cachemgr protocol to get information from squid proxy server.

Set up SqStat on Alpine Linux

This document will be a quick c/p guide to setup SqStat acive squid log viewer on Alpine linux. What we will install is the following:

  • Lighttpd
  • PHP

Installing Lighthttpd and PHP

For installing the additional packages first activate community packages:

vi /etc/apk/repositories

Uncomment the following:


Update the packagelist:

apk update

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php7-common php7-iconv php7-json php7-gd php7-curl php7-xml php7-mysqli php7-imap php7-cgi fcgi php7-pdo php7-pdo_mysql php7-soap php7-xmlrpc php7-posix php7-mcrypt php7-gettext php7-ldap php7-ctype php7-dom

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Edit mod_fastcgi.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf

Edit the section:




Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Installing SqStat

Download SqStat

cd /tmp wget http://samm.kiev.ua/sqstat/sqstat-1.20.tar.gz

Configuring SqStat

Unpack and move SqStat

gunzip sqstat-1.20.tar.gz tar xvf sqstat-1.20.tar -C /var/www/localhost/htdocs/ mv /var/www/localhost/htdocs/sqstat-1.20 /var/www/localhost/htdocs/sqstat

Copy and edit the sqstats config file

cp /var/www/localhost/htdocs/sqstat/config.inc.php.defaults /var/www/localhost/htdocs/sqstat/config.inc.php nano /var/www/localhost/htdocs/sqstat/config.inc.php

  • Modify this lines with your proxy ip addres and port
/* Squid proxy server ip address or host name */
/* Squid proxy server port */

Configuring your squid server

Note: You need edit your squid.conf to allow cachemgr protocol

Edit squid.conf

nano /etc/squid/squid.conf

  • Add this lines and replace the ip addres with your webserver IP
acl manager proto cache_object
# replace with your webserver IP
acl webserver src
http_access allow manager webserver
http_access deny manager

Restart squid

/etc/init.d/squid restart

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