Re: [squid-users] how do I ensure that my request is passing through squid proxy

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 19:28:12 +1200

jyothi wrote:
> Thanks! I got your point. I have one more doubt, my institution proxy needs
> authentication. When I configured my browser with squid proxy, it was asking me for
> uname and password. when I enter my institution username and password it is not
> accepting. When I saw in FAQ it shows how to authenticate for squid, now I have to
> forward to other other proxy so how can I resolve this? ( means how my insti proxy
> resolves the authentication when the request is coming from squid)?

The cache_peer option in squid.conf which points Squid to the
institution proxy will need to have the "login=PASS" (exact text) option

> On Sat, 15 May 2010 18:14:30 +1200, Amos Jeffries wrote
>> jyothi wrote:
>>> Thanks for the quick reply. I am using firefox, there I can only specify one proxy (that
>>> is presently institution proxy), may be I don't know, could you please elaborate?
>> Perhapse I misunderstood you.
>> You said you already read the FAQ titled "How do I configure Squid
>> forward all requests to another proxy?"
>> That FAQ explains how to configure Squid to use the institution proxy.
>> Your browser only needs to be configured for the one single proxy it is
>> talking to. Squid.
>>> On Fri, 14 May 2010 23:26:25 +1200, Amos Jeffries wrote
>>>> jyothi wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I have a doubt, I am using a proxy enabled network (which is provided by my
>>> institution).
>>>>> My browser is configured with the corresponding proxy in order to access the web
> pages.
>>>>> I want to use squid proxy in order to serve some of my needs. I can't configure
> browser
>>>>> with the squid as I need to my institution proxy to access the web. So all my requests
>>>>> first should go to squid proxy then to the institution proxy. I did this by
> reading the
>>>>> faq (How do I configure Squid forward all requests to another proxy?). But now my
> doubt
>>>>> is how would I ensure that first my request is going to squid and then to my insti
> proxy
>>>>> (as my browser is not configured with the squid)?
>>>> Since that Squid is using the Institution proxy you should configure
>>>> your browser to use the Squid.
>>>> So you end up with this:
>>>> Browser -> Squid -> Institution Proxy -> Internet


Please be using
   Current Stable Squid 2.7.STABLE9 or 3.1.3
Received on Sat May 15 2010 - 07:28:20 MDT

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