Re: Squid vs. MS-Proxy

From: Tom Minchin <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 21:23:06 +1100 (EST)

> Apart from the technical superior Squid of M$-Proxy, one feature which
> M$-Proxy has and Squid doesn't have (yes, I'm afraid it's true..), is
> that for proxy authentication, M$-Proxy can derive its users list from
> NT's user database. This saves the customer a hell lot of time, if the
> customer has more than 50 users (I can't imagine bringing myself using
> htpasswd for creating 50 users much less 500 users of which this
> customer has)..
> So, to beef up our defence against M$-Proxy, any chance of the gurus
> out there writing a module to extract the user database from a NT
> machine?
If you're keen and willing to run Squid in Linux, you can apply the PAM
patch to Squid, then install the NT PAM module. This will allow you to
authenticate users from an NT box.
Received on Mon Dec 08 1997 - 02:33:47 MST

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