[Wolves] OT, but having some problems with Squid

Kris Douglas krisdouglas at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 13:46:06 UTC 2010

Hello, everyone, at work, I have just bought a foxconn netbox to use
as a squid proxy.

The scenario is that everyone is looking at world cup stuff, and
little is being done. Anyway, we want to to be able to let certain
websites be accessible, so I made a whitelist, saved it to
/etc/squid/whitelist and I have set it to be allowed in the ACL menu.
(I am using webmin to control the configuration), I then made a user
"mviron", for the staff and a user madmin for the admins. I have set
their passwords and such in the authentication files. I then added
that authentication requirement to the squid config file. I allowed
our IP ranges access to the internet ( and set the web
browser proxy address to the squid box (proxy1). When I tried to load
a page, it said access denied and said it was set in the ACL. This is
the same for any machine on the network, including the local ubuntu
10.04 squid machine.

We basically want the users that login as mviron to only be able to
access the whitelist, and users who login as madmin can access the
whole of the internet.

I'm going to put up a pastebin of the config file: http://pastebin.com/6Dc99Ty1

I would really appreciate if I could get some input on this, I would
not be posting here if I wasn't completely stumped, I have read loads
of guides and just can not get my head around it.

Kind Regards,
   Kris Douglas,

Technical Services Co-Ordinator,
    m-viron (Staffs) Limited

M: 07728574285
T: 01200 438438

More information about the Wolves mailing list