Phil Hord <> writes:

> I have been unable to clone via http proxy because of a wrongly
> configured proxy setup in my lab.
> I had this env:
>     http_proxy=
>     https_proxy=
> The problem is that libcurl ignores the protocol part of the proxy
> url, and it defaults to port 1080. wget honors the protocol specifier,
> but it defaults to port 80 if none is given.

IIRC, the historical norm is to set these to <host>:<port>.

So many people mistakenly write them with <method>:// that some
tools over time learned to strip and ignore that prefix, though.

> The fix was to specify the port explicitly, like this:

Yeah, that is the correct syntax to use.  Is there anything you want
Git to do to be more helpful?
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