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Please correct me if I'm wrong. HTTPS will encrypt the URL, but the DNS lookup is in clear. So the "username:password@example.com" part will be sniffable/loggable.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/499591/are-https-urls-enc...




That's incorrect. The URI library will parse the URL into a hostname, username, and password. Only the hostname is sent to the DNS server.

The username and password are sent in the "Authorization" HTTP header, which will be encrypted.




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