Re: [squid-users] identd and squid

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 09:48:03 +0100

Colin Campbell wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, khiz code wrote:
> > Hi all
> > iam running a transparent squid here
> > do i need to have the identd server running.. is it required..
> > i am not enforcing any authorization
> You can't if you are transparent.

You can, but not using proxy authentication.

IDENT can theoretically be used in a transparent proxy, but only if the
OS allows the proxy to make ident queries masquerading as the origin web
server.. And there is also numerous IP based authorization schemes one
can use.

> > is itentd required by the origin webservers???
> Don't believe so.

IDENT is very rarely used by web servers, and never for authorization.

Henrik Nordström
Squid Hacker
Received on Thu Nov 29 2001 - 01:49:14 MST

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