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Re: windows update cache
On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, Seth Mattinen wrote:
This seems like a question of how much control ISPs have over customers' PCs at this point. In my day (when we had to push packets up hill through 28.8 kbps modems, both ways...), we used to send out CDs to all our customers that would install web browsers and mail clients, and change the computers' dial-up networking settings to match our network. Changing some registry strings for Windows Update would have been trivial.
The ISPs I've dealt with recently as an end user tend to just send out a cable or DSL to ethernet bridge and let DHCP do the rest. This is progress, as it means devices can move from place to place and just work, but I don't think it provides a way to change registry settings.