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Old 31st May 2000, 06:47   #33
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Here's to offer a little more info that might help, since this proxy authentication issue keeps popping up in the Tech Forum...

If you can't bother to find out how to base64-encode your usernameassword string, and would get arrested for running a packet sniffer, you can try to coerce your IE / Netscape into telling you your Proxy-Authentication header by running the HTTP ProxySpy:

This utility acts as a man-in-the-middle between your browser and the real proxy, and can log all the HTTP negotiation that's going on, including the proxy auth header the browser makes after it asks you for your proxy username and password. Just set up this ProxySpy app, then use your browser to surf a couple of pages. Then scour through the ProxySpy log and you'll find a "Proxy-Authentication" header. Copy that whole line and use it with the "stone" utility mentioned earlier in this thread.
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