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From "matt farey" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess files not working from internet? intranetaccessfine
Date Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:28:08 GMT
What should happen, is that 
Firefox requests URL
Goes via squid,
Squid sends on firefoxes request headers
Apache backend sends "must authenticate" headers
These must be picked u by squid and reversed out to firefox, if this is happening, you will
see the firefox basic authentication pop-up.

Once firefox sees those authentication headers and you fill in the boxes it will send the
a header with a payload of base64 encoded username:password

This must be proxied by squid to apache for the resource to be allowed back.

Firefox should now cache these credentials and resend them every single request, and so on

Where does this fail, are you getting the firefox pop up?
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kaya Saman <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:10:11 
To: <>
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess files not working from internet? 	intranetaccessfine
Firefox plugin is giving me quite an interesting readout and I think 
I've located the issue which is what Matt Farey has been saying all 
along about the Squid forwarding of HTTP Auth Basic Headers:

I get WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="Restricted Files" message which I'm 
pretty sure is this part of Squid:

#auth_param basic realm

of which after I get an X-cache: MISS message.

Time to go to Squid mailing list I think, would you guys agree???

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