Re: [squid-users] Windows Messenger through Squid

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2010 17:33:15 +1300

On 05/11/10 02:19, wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to setup a Squid server (Centos 5.5, Squid 2.6-STABLE21,
> x64) to help my users to connect to Windows Live (as well as to provide
> navigation). They _must_ use Windows Messenger (4.x, 5.x - the ones
> shipped by default with Windows XP).
> The Windows Messenger app login successfully (if you enter a wrong
> username/passw combination it refuses to connect) but cannot complete
> the sign in process, displaying (almost indefinitely "Singing in...").
> Looking in access.log, I only see:
> 1288735315.171 6858 TCP_MISS/200 8272 CONNECT
> - DIRECT/ -
> And then (many times, actually!):
> 1288735321.511 2048 TCP_MISS/200 1539 POST
> application/x-msn-messenger
> I tried using Windows Live Messenger (2009) and it worked perfectly. I
> even tried using an ISA Server 2006 with Windows Messenger (5.x) and it
> worked as well. I don't have yet any special/tricky ACL, only
> "http_access allow all" to avoid confusions.
> Does anybody has a similar setup (squid + windows messenger) ? Any help
> is appreciated.

Do you have "balance_on_multiple_ip" set to off? It needs to be.

The problems may be this:
  security keys validation sent via CONNECT ... DIRECT/
  login actually performed via POST to ... DIRECT/

An edcated guess is that the Live software uses HTTP/1.1 and persistent

Why do you have this strict MUST requirement on using very old versions?
  Part of the problem may also be that the Live servers refuse login
from old releases with known remote-access security vulnerabilities.


Please be using
   Current Stable Squid 2.7.STABLE9 or 3.1.9
   Beta testers wanted for
Received on Fri Nov 05 2010 - 04:33:23 MDT

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