[CentOS] Proxy password questions

Kwan Lowe kwan.lowe at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 17:30:56 UTC 2008


Hello All:
I'm having a strange issue with the yum proxy settings.  It is
directly related to passwords containing exclamation points.

For example, the following works fine in yum.conf:
http_proxy=http://somentlmproxy.somecompany.com
http_password=regularpassword

However, if the password contains any exclamation points, it will not
authenticate properly. E.g., a password such as "TheyKilledKenny!!"
will fail, but "TheyKilledKenny??" will work fine.

I've tried exporting http_proxy from the command line and escaping the
exclamation points:
http_proxy=http://klowe:TheyKilledKenny\!\!@somentlmproxy.xxx.com:80
but no success.

Any workarounds to get this going? Unfortunately, I do not have any
control over the password.


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