Re: [RFC] obsoleting cache_effective_group from 3.2

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 23:12:06 +0100

ons 2009-02-11 klockan 14:56 +1300 skrev Amos Jeffries:

> WHY:
> * it's a security breach.


> * it's the source of many permissions annoyances.


> * the setting is still widely recommended in online how-to's

Yes, and often for the wrong reasons.

> * current Squid-3+ are perfectly capable of pulling correct user/group
> pairs from the OS or being built with a distro preferred user other than
> 'none'.


> If I recall correctly, the only holdback we had last time this was
> discussed was that certain setups and winbind needed it to work.

Not sure.

> That has since changed with the information about the winbind priv group
> being available to Squid.


> I'd like to obsolete it in 3.2 unless there is another compelling
> reason to keep it?

I don't see why it should be dropped.

> Failing that, I'd like to come up with a setup of parameters we can
> detect and severely restrict its usage. Makign noisy log and startup
> warnings when abused.

How is this directive abused?

If you set it to something then you don't get the benefit of multiple
group membership of the user account.

A +/- 0 from me.

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