Re: wget, squid and auth option

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 23:00:29 +0200

Pedro wrote:

> Or you can use a valid userid on wgetrc. Look this parameters on
> wgetrc:
> http_proxy = http://proxy-server:port/
> ftp_proxy = http://proxy-server:port/
> proxy_user =
> proxy_passwd =

Next time I'll remember to read the info page as well, and not rely on a
man page on a piece of GNU software.. ;-)

These are available using command line arguments as well as wgetrc

     Specify the username USER and password PASSWORD for authentication
     on a PROXY server. Wget will encode them using the `basic'
     authentication scheme.

But I did learn how to encode basic authorization using perl, which I
needed in my small testsuite anyway.

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Thu Jul 16 1998 - 14:03:42 MDT

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