[squid-users] How to select parent proxy based on user password
Antony.Stone at squid.open.source.it
Tue Sep 22 20:54:56 UTC 2020
On Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 22:35:36, Ajb B wrote:
> how can you map the user password to a parent proxy?
> so that
> testuser1:qvmgPUJ5xW-121 at 126.96.36.199:3292
> testuser1:qvmgPUJ5xW-122 at 188.8.131.52:3292
> testuser1:qvmgPUJ5xW-123 at 184.108.40.206:3292
> map to a different parent proxy?
It makes no sense to me to have one username with multiple passwords.
The username is the identifier - this tells the system who this "user" is and
the system can then find out what this "user" can do, provided they are
The password is the authenticator - this tells the system that the entity
trying to connect really is that user.
If you want one entity (person, script, application, whatever) to have access
to different upstream proxies (presumably for different purposes), you should
give them different identities (usernames) in order to access those proxies.
They then use the appropriate username for the access they require at the
What would be the use case for one username with multiple passwords?
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