[R] Read from url requiring authentication?

Damien damien.chaumette at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 18:46:06 CEST 2008

Hi all,

I'm looking into opening an url on a server which requires

After failing to find some kind of connection structure to fill in I
turned to explicitly stating the credentials in the url itself (e.g.
Sadly this didn't do the trick either and both source() and url()
failed trying to resolve the username ()

Is there anything I missed in the documentation/internet/groups?
If not could I maybe add to the existing R functions as it doesn't
seem too far of a stretch to allow the username and password in the
url string fed to the web server?


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