On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 09:37:38AM +1000, Paul J R wrote:

> Im not sure if this is a bug, or just "as implemented". But when
> cloning from a repo sitting on a web site that uses basic auth, the
> git client appears to forget its authentication info and ignores the
> 401's the server is sending back. It appears to initially login and
> get refs and HEAD ok, but after that it never authenticates again.
> Using a .netrc file this will work (or a url of the form
> http://user:pass@host though http://user@host wont), but i'm curious
> if theres a way of doing this without having to expose the password
> in some way?
> Im using git and when i clone i get the following:
> [...]

>From your logs, it looks like you are using the "dumb" http protocol
(wherein the server does not have to understand git at all). In this
protocol, we end up making multiple simultaneous requests for objects
with different curl handles. We had a bug where not all handles are told
about the credential (but it doesn't always happen; it depends on the
exact pattern of requests).

This was fixed by dfa1725 (fix http auth with multiple curl handles,
2012-04-10), which is in git v1.7.10.2 and higher.

Can you try upgrading to see if that fixes your problem?

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