[ic] IE problems after latest update KB832894 - SSL & KeepAlive

Randy Moore ramoore at axionpartners.com
Tue Feb 10 13:10:43 EST 2004

Hi all,

Microsoft has introduced a bug with the latest critical update they 
released last week for Internet Explorer.  This affects posting forms using 
SSL to a server with KeepAlives turned on.   If the user took longer than 
the keepalive timeout (so that the socket was closed when the form is 
submitted), IE now fails to correctly post fhe form.  I believe from other 
posts I've seen that it is setting the Content-Length header to zero.

Anyway, the quick fix to this is to make sure KeepAlives are turned off in 
your server, at least for SSL when IE is the browser.

I just spent several frustrating days trying to figure out what was going 
on with out stores and wanted to save everyone else the same trouble.

Hope this helps.

Randy Moore
Axion Partners, Inc.

email     ramoore at AxionPartners.com
phone   301-587-3300 x511
fax        301-585-7450 

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