On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Deepa D wrote:

> read(0,
> "h\312)\10\334\261\22Bs.f411.mail.yahoo.com/li"...,
> 4096) = 87
>
> From the above, I notice that squid is writing a
> malformed url which is in turn being read by the
> redirector thread.


Indeed.

Please file a bug report on this .
In this bug report include

Which exact Squid version you are using, including any patches.

OS type and version

Compiler type and version.

The strace information you just collected.

The output from "squid -v".

Your squid.conf.


> Another problem that I face is, once such a
> malformed url appears then all the subsequent requests
> also fail.


Quite likely this malformed request completely disturbs the helper
communication.

Regards
Henrik