Re: [squid-users] ACLs Implementation help

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 19:08:08 +1300

On 12/11/10 18:18, Edmonds Namasenda wrote:
> Amos, thank you for the responses always.
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM, Amos Jeffries<> wrote:
>> On 12/11/10 04:08, Edmonds Namasenda wrote:
>>> I believe I am a better squid administrator than when I joined. Throw me a bone!
>> Switch "users" with "browsers" and you have it right. There is a whole layer of software between squid and the people at the screen.
>> The browser is supposed to remember these things once the person has entered them. Or as in the case of Kerberos, to locate the credentials without bothering the person at all.
>> If you are seeing a browser repeatedly asking for login then there is a problem with the browser. Those can occasionally be hit by something it does not like coming back from Squid. When that happens some network forensics are needed to figure out whats going on.
> I know Firefox asks whether to keep authentication details. I am not
> sure about MS IE.
> Assuming they are using Firefox and the log-in details are kept by the
> browser, are you implying there will not be continuous requests for
> logging in with each accessed page forever?
> That is the browser sends authentication details to squid and squid
> allows them access accordingly.

Yes, exactly. When usable credentials are known the browser keeps them
until they stop working or the window closed. The remember question just
makes the credentials persist across window closures. This is the same
for all browsers.


Please be using
   Current Stable Squid 2.7.STABLE9 or 3.1.9
   Beta testers wanted for
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