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http custom Gzip header being stripped on outbound request.

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Hi All,
I am adding a custom header (Gzip header for compression) to the request
when calling a webservice( sitting on a webserver) over the internet from my
application ( If interested in the details of the application , it is a
vb.net winfom application ). The web server receives this request recognizes
this custom header, does what it has to do and sends back the data with the
custome Gzip header attached. But on some machines while the request is sent
from the client to the webserver, this customized header is being stripped
before reaching the web server.
Does any body out there know why the outbound request is being stripped of
this customized header and how can I make it not do this? I am guess it might
be something to do with on of the following

The firewall,
IE security setting,
Antivirus
Popup blockers

Client machines are using IE6 with OS windows 2000, XP.
Machine which is having this issue is with IE 6.0.2800.1106IC SP1 , windows
2000 SP4.

Please suggest!

Nov 23 '05 #1
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Sameer,

We had a similar experience using HTTP compression from the web server which
was as a result of the client accessing through a non HTTP 1.1 compliant
firewall/proxy which forced the removal of the compression.

"sameer" wrote:
Hi All,
I am adding a custom header (Gzip header for compression) to the request
when calling a webservice( sitting on a webserver) over the internet from my
application ( If interested in the details of the application , it is a
vb.net winfom application ). The web server receives this request recognizes
this custom header, does what it has to do and sends back the data with the
custome Gzip header attached. But on some machines while the request is sent
from the client to the webserver, this customized header is being stripped
before reaching the web server.
Does any body out there know why the outbound request is being stripped of
this customized header and how can I make it not do this? I am guess it might
be something to do with on of the following

The firewall,
IE security setting,
Antivirus
Popup blockers

Client machines are using IE6 with OS windows 2000, XP.
Machine which is having this issue is with IE 6.0.2800.1106IC SP1 , windows
2000 SP4.

Please suggest!

Nov 23 '05 #2

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