Hi ynswati,
Quote Originally Posted by ynswati View Post
About to connect() to proxy 173.x.x.x port 443 (#0)
Trying 173.x.x.x....
connected
Connected to 173.x.x.x. (173.x.x.x) port 443 (#0)
Establish HTTP proxy tunnel to secure-www.novell.com:443
Proxy CONNECT aborted
Closing connection #0
what type of proxy is that, and how did it's admin set up the access to the proxy for HTTPS?

Usually, for non-transperent proxies, some dedicated proxy port is configured and needs to be used by the clients (and hence configured in your proxy URL) - i.e. Squid typically uses 3128, so you'd have to specify "HTTPS_PROXY=http://your.proxy.machine.name.com:3128". But there are many different port numbering approaches, so see your proxy admin for details.

It might also be a case where in the proxy, using the "CONNECT" method isn't allowed or needs client authentication to the proxy. Again, ask your proxy admin for the specifics of your proxy's setup.

Regards,
Jens