> at the university, my students must use a proxy for all http/https
> connexions (however, I managed to put in place a forwarding gateway
> for ssh connexions to launchpad.net). the proxy is now
> "authenticating", which means that they need to provide a username
> and password for ALL connexions to the proxy. since lp: urls need
> xmlrpc, some bzr commands require them to enter username and
> password several times, and working with bzr just becomes too
> bothersome. To make things worse, their username is their email
> address at university (yes, WITH an @ inside which doesn't work
> with the <user>:<password>@<host>:<port> syntax).
> Is there a way to configure the proxy username and password in
> authentication.conf or something?
I know for URLs, you can put an @ in them because we take the *last* @
as the separator before host. So: