Win10: how to use (local cntlm) proxy for setup?


Description of the issue:

Trying to install Brave on (an administered) Win 10 I get an error that it has no Internet access, therefore is not installable and that I should whitelist the installer in the Firewall. However, I have a local CNTLM proxy running. I guess, if Brave would obey my http_proxy / https_proxy environment settings, the installer could find it’s way to the Internet. Is there any way to make the installer make use of the proxy settings?

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Download Brave
  2. Open Terminal window (bash in this case, could be cmd as well)
  3. Set proxy, e.g., export HTTP_PROXY=http://localhost:3128
  4. Start Brave installer /…/BraveBrowserSetup.exe
  5. Installer asks for Admin permissions
  6. Allow Admin access
  7. Installer tries to access Internet, refuses saying Unable to connect to the Internet. If you use a firewall, please whitelist BraveUpdate.exe

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Sorry, writing this on MacBook - no screenshots available from Win Box

Result: Installation aborted

Expected result:

Setup is using proxy settings and will install Brave smoothly

Reproduces how often:

Every time

Brave Version(about:brave):

Download as of 2019/01/30

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):


Additional Information:

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