ACL's and specifying them

From: Andrew Kemp <>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 11:42:18 +1000 (GMT+1000)

Greetings Squiders,

I have just come across an interesting problem with regards to ACL's
and after discussing it with my 'neighbors' we have agreed it is a problem
which should be posted to squid-users.

I have specified a set of acl's as per :

acl pc1 src x.x.2.166
acl pc2 src x.x.2.167
acl pc3 src x.x.2.168
acl pc4 src x.x.2.180
acl pc5 src x.x.2.181

Then when I try to deny acess with :

http_access deny pc1 pc2 pc3 pc4 pc5

this doesn't work, but this does :

http_access deny pc1
http_access deny pc2
http_access deny pc3
http_access deny pc4
http_access deny pc5

Now, according to the comment in squid.conf

# Allowing or Denying access based on defined access lists
# Access to the HTTP port:
# http_access allow|deny [!]aclname ...

one would assume that the line 'http_access deny pc1 pc2 pc3 pc4 pc5' is
valid and should work.

Is this the case ?


Andrew Kemp

Unix Systems Administrator Phone : 61 +3 9214-8252
Computer Services and Information Techology Fax : 61 +3 9214-8944
Swinburne University of Technology E-Mail: andrew@swin.EDU.AU
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 URL:
Received on Wed Sep 18 1996 - 18:42:27 MDT

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