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Re: auto-authenticating HTTP proxy

On 4/25/05, Gregory Seidman <gsslist+debian@anthropohedron.net> wrote:
> I am trying to find an HTTP proxy that would authenticate with specific
> websites using a username and password given in its config file. I've
> looked at both privoxy and squid, but neither of them seem to have this
> functionality. (If I'm wrong about that, please let me know.) At the
> moment, the best I can come up with is some combination of socket -s and
> wget/curl, but I'd prefer a more elegant solution.
> Just to be clear, it is not that I want my client browser to have to
> authenticate with the proxy. I want the client browser to be able to use a
> particular website without authenticating, even though the website requires
> a username and password (and yes, I'm only talking about HTTP
> authentication).
> I'm not interested in discussions of the wisdom or legality of doing this.
> It's a toy project for my own personal use, not an attack on some
> commercial venture.

Perhaps Jesred in conjunction with Squid?

It allows rewriting of requests, so if user requests
http://somesite.com/ jesred can rework it to
http://user:pass@somesite.com/ ...

Just an idea.
~ Darryl  ~ smartssa@gmail.com
http://smartssa.com / http://darrylclarke.com

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