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

Jérôme Bouat
Fri Sep 30 19:41:00 GMT 2016

>     If you can't access the internet, how would you download anything
> to your system?

My organisation forbids the use of IE. The corporate web browser is Firefox.

> What makes you think it is using
> IE's cache?

I just performed this simple test :
1. clear the IE disk cache
2. use Setup.exe in order to update cygwin through the "IE proxy settings"
3. look at the temporary Internet files and the cygwin downloaded packages directory

You will see your "tar.xz" packages in both files trees.

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