[squid-users] Squid Setup: User and Group Questions...

From: Dave Karlson <dkarlson@dont-contact.us>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 17:35:51 -0800

Hi all,

Our BorderManager subscription is going to expire soon and I'm working on getting a squid/squidguard solution in place.

My plan is to point the existing BorderManager proxy servers at the Squid box for proxy where I will run squidguard.

However, I still pretty new at this linux thing and am having trouble getting all of the details worked out.

I've got RedHat 7.1 up and fully patched and have Squid 2.3 Stable 3 compiled, installed, and partly configured. I've got the ACL permissions set - that was easy because it was so similar to router access lists...

Where I'm get stuck is setting up the user and group objects.
The Squid Dox recommend setting up a "cache_effective_user and cache_effective_group" and set directory rights accordingly.

I am using
    groupadd squid
    groupadd squidadm
    useradd g-squid squid
to setup the necessary objects
and the various commands as outlined in the dox to set directory rights but I'm getting permission errors when I try to run squid.

Any thoughts? I think I might not be providing the correct syntax on my GROUPADD and USERADD commands. I feel like I need to somehow tag the squidadm group as with some administrative abilities - otherwise, what's the point?

Thanks in advance!

- Dave Karlson
  Director, Information Technology
  Region Nine Education Service District
  The Dalles, Oregon
  (voice) 541-298-3140
  (fax) 541-298-3141
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