Problems using tomcat as a backend

Davide D'Amico davide.damico at
Thu May 20 10:04:08 MSD 2010

> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Davide D'Amico
> <davide.damico at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> i'm using nginx 0.8.37 to proxy an ssl site on a tomcat backend (teamwork
>> application).
>> When I try to download a file using MSIE 8, I see the error:
>> "Internet Explorer cannot download YYYYYY from"
> Have you tried a tool like to see what IE8 is
> actually getting back from nginx? If it is getting the entire file,
> but there is a Vary header present, the old thread mentions that might
> be an issue.
> We download files using IE8 via an nginx->Tomcat configuration all the
> time, and no problems, so it must be something application-specific.
> --

Well, I tried to download using MSIE 8 and http protocol and I had no
problem at all.
So I started to think that this 'behaviour' is related to MSI8+SSL and
in fact I discovered that if I use a expires 0; in vhost configuration,
everything is fine using https.

My .2 cents :)


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