Q. I'm using Cookie-protected directories over an SSL connection and I cannot download zip files (or Save-target-as) with Internet Explorer (Netscape works fine). (.pdf, .xls, .doc, .zip, .exe).
Normally AuthentiX sends a pragma-no-cache with each file that is served in a
cookie-protected directory - if you have cookie-timeouts set, then this will ensure
that a page will not be cached in the browser and available for viewing after
the timeout has expired. With SSL and IE trying to download a file, this causes
a problem and you need to switch the pragma-no-cache off.
To switch the pragma-no-cache off add a value in the registry, using regedt32.exe,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /Software /Flicks Software /AuthentiX /1.0 /AuthentiXConfigof type REG_DWORD with the name CookieStopNoCache make its value 1 to stop the no-cache.
Then stop and restart IIS Admin Service (IIS4/5 and above) or World Wide Web Publishing Service (IIS3) from the control panel.
Other options are CookieStopPrivate, to stop the "Cache-control: private", and CookieStopExpires, to stop "Expires: 0"
One user reported that hitting the back button after submitting a form in Netscape resulted in:
To remove this message he used the following options:
See also Media.