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Squid proxy authentication in transparent mode

Q. I was referring to your Squid transparent proxy configuration howto, and my question to you - can proxy authentication be done in transparent mode?

A. Short answer: noop, you cannot use Squid proxy authentication in transparent mode.

From official squid docs:

Authentication cannot be used in a transparently intercepting proxy as the client then thinks it is talking to an origin server and not the proxy. This is a limitation of bending the TCP/IP protocol to transparently intercepting port 80, not a limitation in Squid.

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  • Anas February 2, 2008, 6:08 am

    Squid proxy access.log in transparent mode

    My question … how can monitor and view logs in access logs in transparent mode … actually no logs in access log

  • Subin Panicker January 27, 2009, 7:47 pm

    have u found answer for your question. If it there then please post it.

  • bezt February 21, 2010, 6:44 pm

    Yea… i got the same problem on transparent mode

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