[issue9643] urllib2 - Basic, Digest Auth Handlers Retry will give 401 code instead of 407
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Thu Aug 19 19:59:12 CEST 2010
New submission from Senthil Kumaran <orsenthil at gmail.com>:
The retry logic and code used by ProxyBasicAuthHandler and ProxyDigestAuthHandler are same as normal authentication handlers. While this reuse is good, there is a problem that, on authentication failure, the HTTPError code is hardcoded to 401, whereas for Proxy cases it should have been 407.
The problematic line is this:
def http_error_auth_reqed(self, auth_header, host, req, headers):
raise HTTPError(req.full_url, 401, "digest auth failed",
can be changed by:
- Passing the errcode as arg.
- Or getting it from headers.
title: urllib2 - Basic,Digest Auth Handlers Retry will give 401 code instead of 407
versions: Python 3.2
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