Bug 81406 - up2date doesn't like # in proxy password
up2date doesn't like # in proxy password
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Clifford Perry
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Reported: 2003-01-08 22:17 EST by Dan Mellem
Modified: 2012-06-20 11:56 EDT (History)
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Description Dan Mellem 2003-01-08 22:17:52 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
When initially configuring up2date, the program supports a proxy with
authentication. If the password contains a pound symbol the password is truncated.

Also, PAC support would be nice....

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Connect through proxy server (such as Squid) that requires authentication.
2.Use an account that has a # in the password (or username??)

Actual Results:  Should log in to proxy server with typed password.

Expected Results:  Attempts to log in with truncated password which then fails,
ultimately locking the account.

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Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-01-13 21:13:02 EST
ugh, yeah. I can see that would break it. Bug in the config file parsing.

I'll take a look and see if I can fix it.
Comment 2 Marcelo Giles 2006-09-26 15:05:22 EDT
Are there any news regarding this?
Comment 6 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 11:56:53 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
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