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Bug 453521

Summary: browsers and some applications can't read username/password setted into proxy authentication
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Luca Foppiano <luca>
Component: firefoxAssignee: Christopher Aillon <caillon>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 9CC: bnocera, gecko-bugs-nobody, rstrode, walters
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Description Luca Foppiano 2008-07-01 07:29:06 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm using a proxy with authentication process. I set my proxy with "network
proxy preferences" and i set also username/password, but when I try to launch
firefox (configured to read system proxy configuration) it ask me
username/password, the same is with epiphany.
With pidgin it seems to work, so probably this is a problem of browsers.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox-3.0-1.fc9.x86_64
epiphany-2.22.2-2.fc9.x86_64
pidgin-2.4.2-1.fc9.x86_64
control-center-2.22.2.1-1.fc9.x86_64

How reproducible:
Set proxy and authentication (user/pass), then launch firefox or epiphany. It
should ask you usename/password.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set proxy 
2. set authentication
3. launch firefox/epiphany
  
Actual results:
Firefox and epiphany ask user/password

Expected results:
Firefox and epiphany shouldn't ask user/password

Additional info:
dunno if is a control-center bug.

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2008-07-01 22:00:37 UTC
This is a problem with the applications themselves. The only thing the
control-center does is setting a few GConf keys.

To be honest, I don't know whether firefox reads the GNOME configuration or not
these days, and whether epiphany does its own thing or not.

I'm reassigning that to Firefox, they'd know whether another bug should be
opened for Epiphany.

Comment 2 Luca Foppiano 2008-07-01 23:56:56 UTC
ok, thanks a lot :)

Comment 3 Luca Foppiano 2009-01-20 05:42:19 UTC
Any news about this bug?

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:51:56 UTC
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:49:16 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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