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Re: Proxy authentication in libwww

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 13:58:56 -0400
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To: "Lopez, Francisco Javier" <fjlopez@bba.buenayre.com.ar>, www-lib@w3.org
At 14:20 7/7/99 -0300, Lopez, Francisco Javier wrote:
>	I'm using libwww for an application and can't get it work with a
>proxy (works fine with a direct connection)
>The problem is that the proxy needs a basic authentication scheme
>(user/password) and libwww isn't asking it to the user. Then the
>HTEventList_loop returrns.
>I've configured the environment variable and while debugging the code I
>see that libwww recognize that a proxy should be used, but never ask the
>user for the user/password.
>Do you have any idea of where should I look to get more information
>about what is going on ?

Have you registered some handlers for talking to the user, see [1] for

Have you tried the command line tool [2] (part of libwww) - it should do
the right thing.


[1] http://www.w3.org/Library/src/HTAlert.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/ComLine/
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 7 July 1999 13:59:03 UTC

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