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Re: lynx-dev Trouble With Proxy-Server

From: juan_gutmann
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Trouble With Proxy-Server
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 11:53:01 +0000

In the first place, I want to send a big "thanks a lot"  to Doug Kaufman and to 
Philip Webb for their very fast replys. Unfortunately, I could not solve my 

This was the problem:

> The Web connection is thru a proxy-server. So, I edited lynx.cfg, 
> added the proxy server address to the corresponding protocols.
> I'm under Windows95 there, using the Lynx 2.8.1 Win32 binaries from l.b.o.
> my username at the Proxy Server has the form "lastname-firstname",
> so i call lynx this way:  lynx.exe -pauth=lastname-firstname:mypassword ,
> and it doesn't work, because the username has an "-" in it,
> lynx assumes "-firstname" is a switch & the complete username isn't
> I can't change the username: the administrator won't change my username
> to anything withouth "-", because that's the standard in the company.
Philip wrote:

>someone else may have more technical suggestions,
>but there might be a way of escaping the  - :
>have a look in Al Gilman's FAQs in the Main Help Page;

I got the FAQ. I guess you refer to the "%hexcode" solution, as Doug did. It 
doesn't work.
If you meant some other solution, I didn't find it in the FAQ, could you be 
more specific?

>or could you perhaps try  -pauth=`lastname-firstname' .

I tried the following strings without success:


Any ideas???

Again, thanks a lot to all of you for your concern.

Juan Gutmann 
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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