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Squid UNIX Group ACL helper.

12 August 2002
ext_unix_group_acl(8)                System Manager's Manual                ext_unix_group_acl(8)


ext_unix_group_acl - Squid UNIX Group ACL helper


ext_unix_group_acl [-d] [-g group ] [-g group ...] [-p] [-s]


ext_unix_group_acl allows Squid to base access controls on users memberships in UNIX groups.


-d Write debug info to stderr. -g group Specifies a group name to match. -p Also match the users primary group from /etc/passwd -s Strip NT domain name component from user names (/ or \ separated)


This squid.conf example defines two Squid acls. usergroup1 matches users in group1 , and usergroup2 matches users in group2 or group3 external_acl_type unix_group %LOGIN /usr/local/squid/libexec/ext_unix_group_acl -p acl usergroup1 external unix_group group1 acl usergroup2 external unix_group group2 group3 By default up to 11 groups can be matched in one acl (including commandline specified groups). This limit is defined by MAX_GROUPS in the source code.


Does not understand GID aliased groups sometimes used to work around groups size limita‐ tions. If you are using GID aliased groups then you must specify each alias by name.


This program was written by Rodrigo Campos <> This manual was written by Henrik Nordstrom <>
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Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list <squid->


Bug reports need to be made in English. See‐ porting for details of what you need to include with your bug report. Report bugs or bug fixes using Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <> Report ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list <squid-dev@squid-> Additionally bugs or bug-fixes can be reported to Rodrigo Campos <>


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