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From Ortwin Gl├╝ck <ortwin.glu...@nose.ch>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 20089] - Authentication fails with proxied SSL Connections
Date Thu, 22 May 2003 06:18:06 GMT
bugzilla@apache.org wrote:
> This would never have worked reliably (though now it is 100% guaranteed to fail 
> so it is worse than before).  Previously it just appeared as one of the 
> IOExceptions that were thrown by HttpClient a lot, all of these have now been 
> fixed so the problem comes through as it initially was.

Well, as far as I can tell it used to work very well. At least it does 
in all configurations that we used it in. Of course it's good to have 
the original problem now instead of some anonymous IOException.

> In addition, back around December, HttpClient couldn't connect to SSL URLs 
> through a proxy at all (there was no connect method) so this is really just 
> incomplete support for a new feature.

I know perfectly, as I wrote the initial version of the Connect method 
:-) SSL authentication through proxies was a core feature we needed (and 
still need) in our application. However we are still using an old 
nightly build, since there is no money spent on the project currently.


> I should also note that you can work around this issue if you 
> setDoAuthentication(false) then manage authentication yourself.

Okay, if we put this problem with the known workaround in the 
documentation then it should be okay. Can this be worked around by 
preemptive authentication as well?

Odi


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