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From Olaf van der Spek <olafvds...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: SSL enabled -> nokeepalive in MSIE for non-SSL connections
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2005 08:06:38 GMT
On 11/5/05, Marc Stern <marc.stern@bigfoot.com> 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.

Wasn't that update published in February 2004?
In that case I think it's safer to assume you're dealing with the new
version than the old version.
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