Here's my proxy setup:

(setq url-proxy-services '(("no_proxy" . "my-corp-proxy")
                           ("http" . "my-corp-proxy:8080")
                           ("https" . "my-port-proxy:8080")))

I can use eww to access HTTP sites, but when I try to access HTTPS sites I get this response:

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I've installed gnutls as well; evaluating (gnutls-available-p) gives t.

How do I solve this issue?

  • Can you access HTTPS sites with curl? $ http_proxy=my-port-proxy:8080 curl https://www.example.com Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 19:36
  • Yes, I can access HTTPS sites with curl behind the same proxy. Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 4:18
  • Can you access HTTPS sites without the proxy?
    – feklee
    Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 14:19
  • @feklee no. Im inside corporate network, no direct internet connection. Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 3:58
  • If you remove configuration of url-proxy-services, do you get the same error message? Can you access the web from IE? I’m asking because maybe you have to set up the proxy using Windows settings.
    – feklee
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 7:07

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I had the same problem and I have finally got it working.

I applied the patch in https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=11788#52.

Then, to solve

error in process filter: url-http-generic-filter: Wrong type argument: number-or-marker-p, http/1.1

I just had to add a line to url-http.el:462 which was

(skip-chars-forward "HTTP/")        ; Skip HTTP Version
(skip-chars-forward "http/")        ; Skip HTTP Version
  • 1
    FWIW, the fix is included in Emacs 26.
    – Basil
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 15:21
  • Also, the first argument to skip-chars-forward is interpreted as an unquoted regexp character set, not literally.
    – Basil
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 15:48

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