RE: [squid-users] NCSA problem too

From: Winston Gutkowski <>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 16:38:27 -0800

Does the squid user have access/execute rights to /usr/lib/squid/ncsa_auth ?
That was the problem I had when I couldn't get it to work (symptoms were the
same as yours).


-----Original Message-----
From: BONHERBE, Laurent []
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 9:38 AM
To: ''
Subject: [squid-users] NCSA problem too

Hi there,

I'm using squid 2.3 stable 4 on a RedHat 7.1 distribution, and I wish to
configure my Windows users (IE6) to access the proxy by authenticating with
their Linux accounts (everybody has an account on the Linux machine that is
running squid). I thought the best for that would be to use the ncsa_auth
program that comes with the package...
So my squid.conf looks like that :

authenticate_program /usr/lib/squid/ncsa_auth /etc/shadow
authenticate_children 20

acl bons proxy_auth REQUIRED
acl manager proto cache_object
acl localhost src
acl SSL_ports port 443 563
acl Safe_ports port 80 21 443 563 70 210 1025-65535
acl Safe_ports port 280 # http-mgmt
acl Safe_ports port 488 # gss-http
acl Safe_ports port 591 # filemaker
acl Safe_ports port 777 # multiling http

http_access allow manager localhost
http_access allow bons
http_access deny manager
http_access deny !Safe_ports
http_access deny CONNECT !SSL_ports
http_access allow localhost
http_access allow localhost
http_access deny all

Now the problem is that when I connect with my client, there is a credential
demand (I should enter a user name and password), but after that, no matter
what I try (I have some test users that I use all the time), it refuses my
username and password...

Here is an extract from the access.log :
1004960463.139 3 TCP_DENIED/407 1387 GET
l/fr/ plazma NONE/- -
1004960463.586 2 TCP_DENIED/407 1387 GET
l/fr/ plazma NONE/- -
1004963172.591 1 TCP_DENIED/407 1409 GET
com/intl/fr/ - NONE/- -

Does anybody knows what could be wrong?

Thx in advance, and best regards to you all...

Laurent Bonherbe
Received on Mon Nov 05 2001 - 17:38:07 MST

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