Nginx Load Balancer - Random file named "download" when using Chrome.

Laurent Dumont ml at
Wed Dec 30 04:23:56 UTC 2015

Hi guys,

We are using Nginx 1.4.6 as a Load Balancer for our website. Sometimes, 
when a  user loads the website, the browser will start downloading a 
file named "download" which contains the HTTP Response headers. So far, 
what we know is that it only happens when the browser is Chrome and it's 
maybe once every 60-70 page loads. I've narrowed it down to the LB since 
loading the page directly on the app server never triggers a download.

You also see the following error : "Resource interpreted as Document but 
transferred with MIME type application/octet-stream:" in the Chrome console.

Any ideas?

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