Re: [squid-users] RE : [squid-users] RE : [squid-users] NCSA problem too

From: Jurgen Hart <>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 12:50:05 +0100

hy ,

To try iff your authentication program (NCSA) works

run it in the console with your password file.
the program normaly listens for input.

now try to type on one line a combination of a username with his
password(clear text) the username and password are seperated with a space.

If you give a good combination the program should respond 'OK' if not
correct 'ERR'

So if you get een 'ERR' answer on a correct username password, then
probably your password file is in the wrong format.

BONHERBE, Laurent wrote:

> That's what I've been trying to do, but I'm not sure of the way to do it. If
> I launched ncsa_auth with /etc/shadow as a parameter from the console, the
> thing runs and asks for some entries...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jurgen Hart []
> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 9:02 AM
> To: BONHERBE, Laurent;
> Subject: Re: [squid-users] RE : [squid-users] NCSA problem too
> Hy,
> Is your "/etc/shadow" compatible with the NCSA_AUTH file-format ?
> each line contains "name:password" where pasword is standard "crypt()";
> to check it out try to use the ncsa_auth manualy on the console to check it.
> BONHERBE, Laurent wrote:

Jurgen Hart
AKA Jurre
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