Re: [squid-users] auth and unauth users

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:22:47 +1200

On 23.08.2012 05:53, Bruno Furtado wrote:
> Hi folks,
> somebody knows if is possible to configure squid proxy to accept
> authenticated users and unauthenticated.

Of course it is.

Many networks have been forced to pass-thru things like security/AV
update requests without authentication.
You just need some way to identify as reliably as possible whether they
need to authenticate or can be allowed first. Which does not involve
authenticating first. That is the hard part.

eg, to identify "Joe" and be sure its not "Anne" sending "Joe" to you
requires authenticating the credential given. But to permit all requests
from you need only to know is that it is sending the
request - no authentication (but also no user name label).

Squid offers a large array of ACL types to check details singly or in

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