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[Bug 227513] Missing username/password in $http_proxy and friends
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  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 05:31:11 -0700 (MST)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=227513

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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=227513#c21


Katarina Machalkova <kmachalkova@xxxxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #21 from Katarina Machalkova <kmachalkova@xxxxxxxxxx> 2009-01-19
05:31:08 MST ---
Overlooked this one, I'm sorry.

But I don't know of any application that would read USER/PASSWD from the
environment, so an addition like this would only make sense if anyone
was willing to add patches to at least the most common tools and browsers
(mozilla,w3m,wget,curl,...)

Here are some apps that are able to read $http_proxy env. variable with user &
password:

* wget, lynx, (e)links, Konqueror
* Firefox - but only after installing an extension:
https://addons.mozilla.org/cs/firefox/addon/3896

As for the other apps, it is more easy to find out what does not work with
$http_proxy with user/passwd (mplayer, git,...) than something that does :(

Certainly YaST and libzypp (which is curl-based) ignore $http_proxy and read
sysconfig and .curlrc directly.

Maybe it makes sense to file a feature request. There already is one
$http_proxy-related (FaTE #302377)

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