Hello all, Im hopeing this is the place to come when seeking some assistance with a squid proxy configuration issue thats giving myself a little grief, if this is the wrong area of the forum i do apologise in advance. The general idea of what im trying to accomplish is to have a end user enter their username and password credentials as they normaly would do, (there is quota enforcement and site blocking higher up that i have limited control over) and have it so that when a user say goes to www.educationalmaterial.com the local squid proxy users a pre defined username and password to access the material thus not charging the user quota download costs for accessing the material. The proxy server was supplied to us from head office with pre configured rules to work as a local cache. I hope to leave all the existing rules in place. also all our internet service must filter through this 1 provided proxy, we cannot source external internet or alternet proxies.. A portion of the configuration file is as below. Code: cache_peer proxy.site.com parent 8080 3130 no-query default login=PASS auth_param digest children 5 auth_param digest realm Squid proxy-caching web server auth_param digest nonce_garbage_interval 5 minutes auth_param digest nonce_max_duration 30 minutes auth_param digest nonce_max_count 50 auth_param basic children 5 auth_param basic realm Squid proxy-caching web server auth_param basic credentialsttl 2 hours auth_param basic casesensitive off acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 acl manager proto cache_object acl localhost src 127.0.0.1/255.255.255.255 acl to_localhost dst 127.0.0.0/8 acl SSL_ports port 443 563 acl Safe_ports port 80 # http acl Safe_ports port 21 # ftp acl Safe_ports port 443 563 # https, snews acl Safe_ports port 70 # gopher acl Safe_ports port 210 # wais acl Safe_ports port 1025-65535 # unregistered ports acl Safe_ports port 280 # http-mgmt acl Safe_ports port 488 # gss-http acl Safe_ports port 591 # filemaker acl Safe_ports port 777 # multiling http acl CONNECT method CONNECT http_access allow manager localhost http_access deny manager http_access deny !Safe_ports http_access deny CONNECT !SSL_ports acl block url_regex -i "d:/squid/var/logs/block.conf" acl unblock url_regex -i "d:/squid/var/logs/unblock.conf" acl nocache url_regex -i "d:/squid/var/logs/nocache.conf" no_cache deny nocache http_access deny block !unblock http_access allow all http_access deny all http_reply_access allow all i thought it would be a simple thing to make the required changes and started to aproach with adding the following Code: cache_peer proxy.site.com parent 8080 3130 no-query login="free user":pa$$word name=free cache_peer_access free allow free_sites cache_peer_access free deny all acl free_sites url_regex -i "d:/squid/var/logs/freesites.conf" unfortunately this seemed to break the local cache and im not too sure where ive gone wrong. any help in this or even an alternate solution would be greatly apreciated. note: changed proxy name and user credentials for privacy reasons, and running squid 2.5 on local and upstream server.