Re: Restricting access by browser type

From: Cord Beermann <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 08:47:50 +0200 (MET DST)

Hallo! Du (Juan Carlos Leon) hast geschrieben:

>Recently some "smart" users discovered some windows proxy servers utilities
>and are giving unathorized access to friends and such. I've been banging my
>head finding a way to get around this problem. Maybe there's a way to tell
>Squid to only service request from Netscape users since browsers send
>the client/browser info/type with the requests. At least our http server logs
>the type of client used in the request (Netscape/Explorer/winproxy/wingate/etc)

My solution would be to deny the access for the misused computers,
until i hear that they won't do that again.

But with Squid V1.1.x you have also the possibility to deny/allow on
Browser info.

see acl aclname browser regexp in squid.conf for that.

I suggest that you try to deny the 'bad' clients (winproxy) instead
of allowing only 'good' clients.


Cord Beermann IRC: Cord@Wunder-Nett
Received on Thu May 29 1997 - 23:48:46 MDT

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