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Re: Bug#178473: curl: local user information leak

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:48:03 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Domenico Andreoli wrote:

> > The manual looks like ~/.netrc doesn't work for proxy authentication, but
> > I'm not sure.

So you report a bug on the manual or a functionality you're not sure of?

> > How do you want to authenticate non-interactively in that case?

You tried reading the FAQ?

> > A friend told me, an environment variable containing the password could
> > be another solution...

Well, if curl would care about that, it could've been a solution. Yes. But
now, it doesn't and then its not really a way I'd recommend! ;-)

Now, what's wrong with using a .curlrc config file, specifying your own with
-K or possibly passing it to -K on stdin if you do '-K -' ?

(sorry for the sarcasm, but I'm in that mood today)

 Daniel Stenberg -- curl, cURL, Curl, CURL. Groks URLs.
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Received on 2003-01-28