[plt-scheme] http authentication?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Wed Dec 11 20:18:25 EST 2002

On Dec 11, Anton van Straaten wrote:
> I wanted this because a friend was asking about how to do it, and I
> thought it could be a good opportunity to start him using PLT
> Scheme, as opposed to say, Perl.  So the value was more to the PLT
> cause :) than anything else.  I think he's since started using wget
> instead.

Which should not contradict using PLT...  It would be very nice to be
able to do some scsh stuff, maybe even improve it to the point that it
will actually be usable as an interactive shell.  I had started
working on this at some point in the past, and will finish it at some
point in the future.

> > Maybe it should support the FTP-like but non-RFC
> > http://mjr:test@pipe/test (probably not a good choice)
> Wget allegedly supports this syntax, according to the docs, although
> my recollection is that it didn't work when I tried it.  Its command
> line options did work.  I don't think the FTP-like syntax is a bad
> idea - it extends the RFC but doesn't break anything, afaict.

wget works fine with it, or with `--http-user=foo --http-passwd=bar',
and should work with more than just the basic authentication.  The
problem with both ways is that ps can reveal your password while wget
is running.

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