Issue #6546 has been updated by naruse (Yui NARUSE).


drbrain (Eric Hodel) wrote:
> I did not add it to the patch, but if this patch is accepted should Net::HTTP.new be changed so that p_addr = :ENV by default?
> 
> This would allow users to use their proxy by default.

The patch still needs a fix to use HTTP_PROXY, so it should be.
But setting password through environment variable is not acceptable,
because they are visible from other users on some OSs as #4388 says (in Japanese).
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Feature #6546: Net::HTTP to check for HTTP_PROXY environment setting.
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6546#change-27169

Author: dekz (Jacob Evans)
Status: Feedback
Priority: Normal
Assignee: naruse (Yui NARUSE)
Category: lib
Target version: 2.0.0


@nahi suggested I request the OS environment HTTP_PROXY be honoured.

Open-uri checks for this environment setting and acts according whereas Net::HTTP does not. Not having Net::HTTP check for this condition sets precedence and stops the implementation of other environment settings (such as JRuby and JVM -Dhttp.proxyHost). 

Having this functionality will greatly enable testing with proxies rather then monkey patching or rewriting to always use HTTP.Proxy.


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