Re: [squid-users] Blacklisted SSL site link (facebook) cause site being viewed to fail

From: James Robertson <>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 16:18:43 +1100

Thanks, I suspected as much.

On 8 November 2012 15:55, Amos Jeffries <> wrote:
> On 8/11/2012 5:19 p.m., James Robertson wrote:
>> We have an ACL that includes as a blocked site. Another
>> site that staff use for work is, this site has
>> links all through it to facebook, twitter etc.
>> The problem is that when navigating it tries to
>> connect to but because it is blocked this
>> causes to fail with an error such as in IE
>> "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page".
>> The process to repeat the issue is:
>> 1. Head to
>> 2. Enter in a make, model and year to find a car for and hit search
>> 3. Click on one of the results that it finds
>> 4. Pick one of the sub-models (Version of the car ie VL, VS, things like
>> that)
>> 5. The next page is usually where it stops (it should provides details
>> for an individual car)
>> The log excerpt attached is from the proxy and I have marked when the
>> failure occurs.
>> If I allow facebook everything works fine. Is is possible to still
>> block facebook but stop it making redbook die?
> Nope. At least not with anythign Squid can do.
> As your log shows all Squid has done is sent a 403 Forbidden response.
> Perfectly reasonable thing to send when access is being forbidden. Killing
> the entire browser page loading and display process when a single object
> fails is a bug in the browser.
> Amos
Received on Thu Nov 08 2012 - 05:18:49 MST

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