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Re: setup.exe : proxy auto-configuration script without IE ?
On 2016-09-27 12:29, David Stacey wrote:
On 27/09/16 03:24, Linda Walsh wrote:
What makes you think it is downloaded into the IE disk cache? I
don't think it should be -- as AFAIK, it doesn't use IE to
setup using IE to do its downloading is a bad idea. But, that got me
thinking, so allow me a crazy thought. AFAIK, Cygwin's setup can't
use a HTTPS mirror . Given the desire to move more and more web
traffic onto HTTPS, would an option to download through IE be a cheap
way to add HTTPS support to setup?
 Such as
https://mirrorservice.org/sites/sourceware.org/pub/cygwin/ (which has
a HTTP equivalent, I know...)
Would probably be easier to replace the existing plumbing using libcurl
rather than dealing with IE over COM or whatever the Win10 version is.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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