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Re: Fun w/ Proxies-Firewalls

From: Joe Orton <joe@orton.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 10:02:40 +0100 (BST)
To: Kevin Wiggen <wiggs@xythos.com>
cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9908210917420.318-100000@ankh.orton.local>

> IE or Office will simply send the GET and POST with the /_vti stuff.  It
> never even tries to do an options.  This all occurs when the Tools ->
> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN settings -> Use a proxy server
> checkbox is clicked.

We found some (HTTP/1.0) proxies don't let through 'extension' methods
like OPTIONS, let alone MKCOL, DELETE etc. Maybe IE is trying an OPTIONS
and the proxy blocks it from getting to the server, so it falls back on


Joe Orton
joe@orton.demon.co.uk ... jeo101@york.ac.uk
Received on Saturday, 21 August 1999 05:03:06 UTC

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