Strangeness with Squid 2.0/MSIE

From: John Sloan <>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 16:24:40 +0100 (BST)

Since we upgraded to Squid 2.0, we've had a couple of complaints about
authentication using MSIE to a specific site.

With MSIE to this site through squid 2.0, we get a 'connection closed'
error. Analysis of traces shows the cache sending a RST back to the

To try to narrow down the problem, we have tried numerous things.

With any other browser software, the problem does not appear.
With Squid 1.1.21, the problem does not appear even with IE.
To a another site running a different web server, the problem does not

So it seems to be related to the combination of this site, Squid 2.0 and
IE (both 3 and 4).

Our current theory is that it might be related to persistent connections,
since that's a new feature of Squid 2.0, and persistant connections are
being requested in the headers.

The site is if you wish to
reproduce. You get a connection closed even if you provide incorrect

If anyone has any insight into this problem, we would be very interested.


John Sloan
UK Unix Systems Administrator
UUNET Worldcom
Received on Fri Oct 16 1998 - 09:21:19 MDT

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