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       basic_radius_auth - Squid RADIUS authentication helper


       basic_radius_auth -f config file
       basic_radius_auth -h server name  port ] [-i identifier ] -w secret [-t
       timeout ]


       basic_radius_auth allows  Squid  to  connect  to  a  RADIUS  server  to
       validate the user name and password of Basic HTTP authentication.


       -f configfile
                   Specifies  the  path  to  a  configuration  file.  See  the
                   CONFIGURATION section for details on the file content.

       -h server   Alternative method of specifying the server to connect to

       -p port     Specify another server port where the RADIUS server listens
                   for  requests  if  different  from the default RADIUS port.
                   Normally not specified.

       -i identifier
                   Unique identifier  identifying  this  Squid  proxy  to  the
                   RADIUS  server.  If not specified the IP address is used to
                   identify the proxy.

       -w secret   Alternative method of specifying the shared  secret.  Using
                   the  -f  option with a configuration file is generally more
                   secure and recommended.

       -t timeout  RADIUS request timeout. Default is 10 seconds.


       The configuration specifies how the helper  connects  to  RADIUS.   The
       file contains a list of directives (one per line). Lines beginning with
       a # are ignored.

       server radiusserver
              specifies the name or address of the RADIUS  server  to  connect

       secret somesecretstring
              specifies the shared RADIUS secret.

       identifier nameofserver
              specifies  what  name the proxy should use to identify itself to
              the RADIUS server.  This directive is optional.

       port portnumber
              Specifies the port number  or  service  name  where  the  helper
              should connect.

       timeout seconds
              Specifies the RADIUS request timeout.


       This  program  is  written  by  Marc  van Selm <> Henrik
       Nordstrom <>

       With contributions from many others.

       This manual was written by Henrik Nordstrom <>


        *  Copyright  (C)  1996-2015  The  Squid   Software   Foundation   and
        * Squid software is distributed under GPLv2+ license and includes
        * contributions from numerous individuals and organizations.
        * Please see the COPYING and CONTRIBUTORS files for details.

       This program and documentation is copyright to the authors named above.

       Distributed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) version 2 or
       later (GPLv2+).


       Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the  Squid  Users
       mailing list <>

       Or  contact  your  favorite  RADIUS list/friend if the question is more
       related to RADIUS than Squid.


       Bug reports  need  to  be  made  in  English.   See  http://wiki.squid- 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(8), GPL(7),
       RFC2058 - Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)
       The Squid FAQ wiki
       The Squid Configuration Manual

                                 7 August 2004            basic_radius_auth(8)