gnome-network-properties does not carry authentication username and password through to proxy-related environment variables

Bug #615831 reported by Delan Azabani on 2010-08-10
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Bug Description

When setting up proxy settings in gnome-network-properties, if authentication user and password is provided it is not carried through to the environment variables such as $http_proxy and $HTTP_PROXY. This could be remedied by the user in the following ways:

1. manually setting the username and password in the environment variable
2. installing ntlmaps and allowing that daemon to handle authentication (better for NTLM-auth'd proxies)

An example is, if I have a proxy at proxy:8080, and I'm 'delan' with password 'test', then this is what should happen:

$ echo $http_proxy

However, this is what happens:

$ echo $http_proxy

which is not quite the expected result and breaks authenticated proxy usage.

IKT (ikt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 494373, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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