Better proxy support available via libcurl?

Alphax alphasigmax at
Sat Jul 29 15:43:50 CEST 2006

David Shaw wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 01:35:08AM +0930, Alphax wrote:
>> David Shaw wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 11:07:56AM +0930, Alphax wrote:
>>>> Since gnupg uses libcurl, and libcurl has support for authenticating
>>>> proxies...
>>>> Shouldn't it be possible to have authenticating proxy support in gnupg?
>>> Yes, it's possible.  At the moment, only BASIC auth is used.  Which
>>> one did you need?
>> If BASIC is just username & password, it should be enough; I'll have to
>> check the manpage to see how to use it...
> Use a proxy like "".
> Note that this works with both curl and the built-in HTTP handler also.

Is it at all likely to work on Windows, or is the networking code too
stupid? Where can I get a cURL package for MinGW that will actually work?

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