I'm using URLs from my client PCs with no .s in them, just the host name
without the domain name

for example: mars as opposed to mars.resultstel.com since the local
resolvers are all configured to search .resultstel.com

and I get the following error even though the squid box itself is
capable of resolving "mars":
bash-2.05b# host mars
mars.resultstel.com has address

I even tried using this config option:
append_domain .resultstel.com

to no avail.

What do I do to fix it?

The requested URL could not be retrieved


While trying to retrieve the URL: /bb/

The following error was encountered:

Invalid URL
Some aspect of the requested URL is incorrect. Possible problems:

Missing or incorrect access protocol (should be `http://'' or similar)
Missing hostname
Illegal double-escape in the URL-Path
Illegal character in hostname; underscores are not allowed
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