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Re: setup.exe : proxy auto-configuration script without IE ?

On 2016-09-26 13:35, Jérôme Bouat wrote:
I'm using cygwin on a thin desktop computer which has limited disk
The network configuration of setup.exe relies on the proxy
auto-configuration script of IE.

To see your proxy config, try running:

$ wget -q -O - `ipconfig | \
sed '/^\s\+Connection-specific DNS Suffix[. ]\+:\s/!d;
s///;/^\s*$/d;s ^ http://wpad. ;s $ /wpad.dat ' | sort -u`

My ISP returns:

function FindProxyForURL(url, host)

Yours may point to a proxy server.

You may bypass this in Setup dialogue "Select Your Internet Connection"
by selecting "Direct Connection", unless you are blocked from directly
connecting to the internet from your system.

However, when a package is downloaded, it seems it is stored twice :
one time into the IE disk cache and one other time into the cygwin
packages disk cache.

Setup does not use IE for downloading or INetCache for its packages.
I never use IE and have seen no sign of IE cache files appearing after
downloads using Setup or any other products.

Perhaps you have an (old/poor) Anti-Virus product which downloads files
into the IE cache for scanning or unzipping, rather than unzipping and
checking the download as it comes down the wire?
See and the link in that entry to

Is there a way to make setup.exe understand the auto-configuration
script without any web browser ?

In Setup dialogue "Select Your Internet Connection" you can select
"Use Internet Explorer Proxy Settings", if you can not use a direct

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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