win32: downloading over default iexplore?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, On Windows XP, I have been installing Cygwin, and when you install it, it will prompt you to download packages from the server. I have a proxy, so Cygwin installer bump on it. Fine you can define it into the installer. But... mingw32 does use the default parameters of the iexplore and really retrieves without telling him. Nice code. I am surprised it can. In coding a C code, would you know how to implement this automatic detection of proxy and using the default internet settings (proxy)? thanks if you would have some hints to direct my google/search/... Rgds (HowTos)