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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: SSL enabled -> nokeepalive in MSIE for non-SSL connections
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2005 18:14:34 GMT
On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 08:08:14PM +0100, Marc Stern wrote:
> It's a bit more complex than that.
> At a certain point, a fix was released for IE 6 to correct the 
> incompatibility that needed the 'ssl-unclean-shutdown' directive (I guess 
> it's KB 831167). At this point, we had two different flavours of IE+SSL 
> floating around.
> Although we can determine if the browser is IE 4, 5, or 6, it seems 
> impossible to determine if the mentionned fix was applied or not on a IE 6 
> browser.
> The biggest problem is that, if you add the directive, the latest versions 
> of IE 6 cannot establish the SSL session.

I don't think I've seen any report of that before.  In what case (and 
how) does IE6 fail if ssl-unclean-shutdown *is* configured?  Do you have 
a rule set which works with a wider range of browsers than the current 
default ssl.conf?


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