It does it automatically, I presume based on the response that comes back form the proxy server:
HTTP/1.x 407 Proxy authentication required
It then prompts you for username and password. As an end user you don't get any feedback what type of username and password it's requesting. I imagine for most end users this is a good thing.
This is on Linux. I don't know if on Windows it automatically logs you in like IE does.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ruairi Newman <ruairi at tech-mad.org>
Date: Friday, May 14, 2004 11:25 am
Subject: Re: [ILUG] MS/LINUX
> On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 13:23, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> > > Does Firefox 0.8 auto-detect when it needs to use NTLM? I
> can't see any
> > > reference to it in the configuration dialogue.
> > >
> > > R.
> > I hope not.
> > I'd be very scared of an application which thought itself
> sufficiently well
> > made, to *just deicde* to use auth protocol(x).
> > What if, something awful happend and the application kept
> magically detecting
> > the *wrong* protocol to use?
> > Bad bad, brokie, brokie.
>> Oh, I agree. But - and this is important - if it doesn't do it
> automatically, where is the option to enable it?
> "I want peace on Earth, and goodwill toward men."
> "We are the United States government. We don't do that sort of
> thing." -- David Strathairn & James Earl Jones, "Sneakers".
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