PuTTY wish http-digestauth

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summary: PuTTY should support HTTP Digest authentication for proxies
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.

Currently, when using HTTP proxies, PuTTY only supports HTTP Basic
authentication, which involves sending the user's password over the
network in cleartext, which is Bad.
HTTP Digest authentication is marginally more secure, and not
ludicrously complex, so PuTTY should probably support it.

Do we need to worry about whether this capability ends up in PuTTYtel?

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)