Squid proxy authentication in transparent mode

by on November 1, 2007 · 3 comments· LAST UPDATED November 1, 2007

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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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1 Anas February 2, 2008 at 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

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2 Subin Panicker January 27, 2009 at 7:47 pm

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

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3 bezt February 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Yea… i got the same problem on transparent mode

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