Re: [squid-users] supplying ftp with username

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 07:19:53 +0100

On Friday 09 November 2001 06.03, Brendan Corcoran wrote:
> Whenever I try to in my internet browser
> using squid as the ftp proxy:
> I get "Access Denied. Access control configuration prevents your request
> from being allowed at this time. Please contact your service provider if
> you feel this is incorrect."

This is Squid trying to ask your browser to provide the password.
Unfortunately not all browser types is very happy about providing a password
for ftp:// URLs, and the error message is perhaps selected badly... (should
have been "Sorry, you are not currently allowed to request: ... from this
cache until you have authenticated yourself".. will correct this in future
Squid versions)

> Ftp works if supply both a username and password
> or if it is an anonymous ftp
> server. I don't want to do it the first way as it is insecure...

Then use another browser that understands how to provide Squid with a
password when requested. Netscape is known to work. Microsoft IE is known not

The first method (password in the URL) is the official method for providing
the password.

Henrik Nordstr÷m
Squid Hacker
Received on Fri Nov 09 2001 - 00:05:50 MST

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