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authorSergey Ryazanov <>2017-04-11 20:22:18 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-04-13 22:51:19 (GMT)
commit57415089bd33575bcb7e134ddb2e1eacee3dfaca (patch)
tree398fede21adf7a8299a9b9f9311a206238b40fbd /http.c
parent49800c940790cc7465d1b03e08d472ffd8684808 (diff)
http: honor empty http.proxy option to bypass proxy
Curl distinguishes between an empty proxy address and a NULL proxy address. In the first case it completely disables proxy usage, but if the proxy address option is NULL then curl attempts to determine the proxy address from the http_proxy environment variable. According to the documentation, if the http.proxy option is set to an empty string, git should bypass proxy and connect to the server directly: export http_proxy=http://network-proxy/ cd ~/foobar-project git config remote.origin.proxy "" git fetch Previously, proxy host was configured by one line: curl_easy_setopt(result, CURLOPT_PROXY, curl_http_proxy); Commit 372370f167 ("http: use credential API to handle proxy authentication", 2016-01-26) parses the proxy option, then extracts the proxy host address and updates the curl configuration, making the previous call a noop: credential_from_url(&proxy_auth, curl_http_proxy); curl_easy_setopt(result, CURLOPT_PROXY,; But if the proxy option is empty then the proxy host field becomes NULL. This forces curl to fall back to detecting the proxy configuration from the environment, causing the http.proxy option to not work anymore. Fix this issue by explicitly handling http.proxy being set the empty string. This also makes the code a bit more clear and should help us avoid such regressions in the future. Helped-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Helped-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Sergey Ryazanov <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'http.c')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/http.c b/http.c
index 96d84bb..8be75b2 100644
--- a/http.c
+++ b/http.c
@@ -836,8 +836,14 @@ static CURL *get_curl_handle(void)
- if (curl_http_proxy) {
- curl_easy_setopt(result, CURLOPT_PROXY, curl_http_proxy);
+ if (curl_http_proxy && curl_http_proxy[0] == '\0') {
+ /*
+ * Handle case with the empty http.proxy value here to keep
+ * common code clean.
+ * NB: empty option disables proxying at all.
+ */
+ curl_easy_setopt(result, CURLOPT_PROXY, "");
+ } else if (curl_http_proxy) {
#if LIBCURL_VERSION_NUM >= 0x071800
if (starts_with(curl_http_proxy, "socks5h"))