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Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 14:41:22 -0400
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From: DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com>
To: rdparker AT butlermfg DOT com
CC: cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
In-reply-to: <200004271650.MAA14136@delorie.com> (rdparker@butlermfg.com)
Subject: Re: [greenbaum AT ti DOT com: cygwin setup and firewalls]
References: <200004271650 DOT MAA14136 AT delorie DOT com>

> Is there a specific firewall that we are having problems with? 

I don't know.  I don't think users are always smart enough to know
more than just "it's a firewall".

> I have only run setup.exe from behind a firewall that is why I coded it to
> use wininet.  That way it would use the same mechanism IE does to go through
> the firewall. I did this for somewhat selfish reasons, our #(*&^ proxy at
> work ONLY works with IE and wininet compatible software.

What about Netscape users?  Would they not configure wininet when they
configure their Netscape proxy settings?  If that's a problem, we can
just tell people "hey, you've got to configure IE to work before setup
works."

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