IE5 settings in setup.exe

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Jun 17 18:11:00 GMT 2005


Ugh, top-posting.  Reformatted.

On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, Andrea M wrote:

> On 6/17/05, Markus Schönhaber <mks@XXXXXXXXXXX.XX> wrote:

<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR>.  Thanks.

> > Am Freitag, 17. Juni 2005 17:32 schrieb Andrea M:
> > > I am having problems with the IE5 settings in the setup program
> > > (can't get a list of download sites). Does anybody know what
> > > user-agent cygwin uses?
> >
> > None.
> > This is the request/response from my version of setup getting the
> > server-list:
> >
> > -----snip-----
> >
> > GET http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/mirrors.lst HTTP/1.0
> > Host: sources.redhat.com
> >
> > HTTP/1.0 200 OK
> > Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 15:37:41 GMT
> > Server: Apache/2.0.46 (Red Hat)
> > Last-Modified: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 21:44:24 GMT
> > ETag: "2384c3-1b75-c5d81e00"
> > Accept-Ranges: bytes
> > Content-Length: 7029
> > Content-Type: text/plain
> > Age: 136
> > X-Cache: HIT from Saruman.schoenhaber.de
> > X-Cache-Lookup: HIT from Saruman.schoenhaber.de:3128
> > Proxy-Connection: close
> >
> > # Do not edit - see warning in mirrors.html
> > http://www.carfield.com.hk/mirror/sources.redhat.com/cygwin;www.carfield.com.hk;Asia;Hong
> > Kong
> > [...]
> >
> > -----snap-----
> >
> > Regards
> >  mks
>
> Any idea how I can make it send an user-agent? Otherwise it won't work.
> Thanks!

AIUI, the above is when setup uses "Direct Connection".  When "IE5
Settings" is used, setup simply delegates to IE to do what it will --
including sending the User-agent header.  It's been a while since I've
looked at the relevant code, though, so I may be wrong.
	Igor
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