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Bug#114228 (was Re: ANNOUNCE: curl and libcurl 7.9.1)

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 14:17:07 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, Domenico Andreoli wrote:

> sorry to ask you, i'm not following this ml so well, can you tell me if
> the issue with bug titled "Bug#114228: libcurl-dev: Proxy support
> documentation misleading" has been solved with release 7.9.1?

I don't blame you, we (Dirk Eddelbuettel, who reported this problem, and I)
dealt with this issue mainly in private correspondation.

Has it been solved? Well, to be honest, I'm not sure what the correct way to
handle this would be! I have not taken any particular action to change
anything (yet). I'm ready to hear your suggestions.

Let me explain to you (plural) what this "bug" is all about (in my view,
others may think differently):

Dirk's proxy has a personality disorder! It thinks it is a HTTP server, and
thus it requires a normal HTTP server authentication header. Normal proxies
use a certain "http proxy" header for authentication, but Dirk's proxy

There is nothing in the curl docs that mentions this possbility and that's
what his issue is all about (as the normal -U option doesn't work with his
proxy). I consider this case an abomination, that goes beyond what needs to
be documented.

I'll keep the right of being wrong. But unless proven so, I think I'm right!

    Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs --
Received on 2001-11-05