working with launchpad behind an authenticating proxy

Michael Gliwinski Michael.Gliwinski at
Mon Apr 16 09:07:17 UTC 2012

On Tuesday 10 Apr 2012 21:01:41 Denys Duchier wrote:
> John Arbash Meinel <john at> writes:
> > However, I don't know if we have that working for the proxy code.
> > Also, for URLs you can usually get away with URL escaping the @ as %40.
> > 
> > That may or may not work for you, but something worth trying.
> thank you!  I shall try tomorrow; but, let's be honest, that's just a
> sucky solution (if it works at all) ;-)  it exposes to all processes
> information that should preferably remain private.

Working with authenticating proxies is generally a pain, but you might find 
cntlm [1] useful here.  It could be setup on each student's machine to provide 
a local/private unauthenticated proxy which automatically authenticates and 
forwards connections to another proxy.

It can work with HTTP proxies but also with SOCKS proxies, which means the 
proxy it forwards to could even be e.g. ssh with -D.


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