Windows Update + Squid Proxy: The WinXP Scenario

If some Windows XP box refuses to download the latest patches through your brand-new Squid proxy (or any other proxy flavor, for that matter), you might be surprised to learn that you must configure the system proxy settings manually:
C:\> proxycfg -u
Voilá. The system will import Internet Explorer’s proxy settings and your system will be patched uneventfully. That is until the next massive system patch.
Update 20050706: Apparently this is also documented in the Squid FAQ.

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  1. I hear you, why oh why do they change this behavior now. Thanks though for the information, as it has saved me some trouble.

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