Squid3 + amd64 + local auth FAILS
I need help urgently please. I have pfSense 2.2.1 amd64 and squid3. All I did was to enable "Allow users on interface", disable transparent proxy, enable local authentication, added three user accounts under the Users tab and tried to authenticate. I get the popup box for my proxy password on my computer, but entering it does nothing - it just redisplays it. Squid's logs is of no use as they just show access denied.
I dug deeper and ran this command by hand:
which returned an error:
Shared object "libmd5.so.0" not found, required by "basic_ncsa_auth"
So I did:
ln -s /usr/pbi/squid-amd64/local/lib/libmd5.so.0.1.0 /lib/libmd5.so.0
and tried again:
it returned no errors this time.
So I rebooted pfSense and tried again - still no go. Squid keeps on issuing login prompts and the credentials do not work. Any ideas?
UPDATE: It seems if I enter a simple password of 8 characters or less it works, more than that and it fails??
If I remember right, the password can't be more than 8 chars long.
Thanks for your reply. Any idea why? 8 characters is kind of outdated. It can be brute forced in less than a day on commodity hardware. Does it have anything to do with DES being used? Any way to work around this? Other than going for an LDAP authentication?
I have no idea about any of your questions, sorry.