Why do I see the error "Aborted $SQUID $SQUID_OPTS >>/var/log/squid/squid.out 2>", "FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname" when trying to start or check the status of squid or Red Hat Network Proxy?

Updated -

Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Red Hat Network Proxy Server 4.1.0

Symptom:

When starting the squid proxy or checking its status, the following error may appear:

# service squid start
Starting squid: /etc/init.d/squid: line 53:   367 Aborted
$SQUID $SQUID_OPTS >>/var/log/squid/squid.out 2>Ž
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