[greenbaum@ti.com: cygwin setup and firewalls]

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Wed Apr 26 20:40:00 GMT 2000

On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 09:17:46PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>Can someone test setup from behind a firewall?  I've gotten many
>complaints about it not working when it needs to use a proxy to get to
>the Internet.

I just made some changes for dealing with a proxy.  setup 1.30 may
work a little better.

Also, the assumption that he was timing out due to a firewall may not be
correct.  If he was going to sourceware, he could well have been having
problems connecting due to the limited number of ftp connections allowed
on that site.

As I mentioned earlier, I'm starting to think that we should have
another directory which contains all of the files in a flat format,
along with setup.  The user could then download the .tar.gz files that
he needs and use setup.exe to install them.

Then we'll only get complaints from people who don't know how to use
file wildcards rather than directory wildcards.


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>I'm a bit discouraged with the new install for cygwin 1.0 as I'm behind a
>firewall. With B19 and B20 I was used to being able to quickly install bash and
>file utils on an NT box by just grabbing a .zip and away I go. I tried setup,
>but it timed out and I'm relatively sure it is due the the firewall. So I
>looked at the ftp directory and couldn't quickly figure out what to download,
>in particular I found navigating all the subdirs a bit awkward. Would it be
>possible to build a single subdirectory with all the latestest tar.gz's, or
>even better a single .zip with bash and file-utils? Either of these would make
>it easier for folk like me. If setup could use a proxy then setup would be just
>fine, though I prefer to download as I always install on two machines and for
>various reasons reinstall frequently.
>Thanks for taking to the time to review this feedback.
>Jack Greenbaum, TI Santa Barbara, greenbaum@ti.com
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