Re: Reloading a password file

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 1998 23:14:13 +0200

I have a small preleminary patch that may help you. It reloads the
password file when it fails to authenticate a user.

Available from as usual.

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Sartorelli, Kevin wrote:
> I am using the authentication with Squid 1.1.22 using the line:
>         proxy_auth /var/spool/httpd/security/passwd
> in the squid.conf file.  This is working great.
> The problem I have is that I am using Apache to allow users (and
> administrators) to change passwords in this file.  Again, that works.  What
> doesn't work, is that it takes Squid a long time to realize that the
> password file has changed and to reload it.
> Is there a way of getting Squid to reload this file when it has changed?  I
> did look at issuing a 'squid -k reconfigure', but this seems to clear
> current connections before reloading the configuration files.
> Thanks in advance
> Kevin
Received on Wed Jul 01 1998 - 14:51:54 MDT

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