> I've got the following findings and response time after performing several
> tests to a https site. I'm using MS Proxy 2.0 sp1.
> 1, Using IE5.5 through proxy gives extremely slow performance ie 30sec.
> 2, Using IE6 through proxy is very fast ie 17sec.
> 3, Using IE5.5 and IE6 through direct connection show good performance
> ie 15sec.
> 4, No difference was found for case 1 to 3 to http sites.
> Since I haven't found any articles related to this problem between https,
> IE5.5 and Proxy, I would like to ask if anyone has experienced this before
> and confirmed if upgrading IE5.5 can solve the problem.
Hi, Jenny. I'm somewhat new to client-side issues and am unsure that
our problems are related but... We are using IE 5.5 to allow our users
to access our newly developed web app. All appears to be going well
for users inside our firewall but not for those connecting via VPN,
passing thru two firewalls (theirs and ours).
The problems that the VPN users are experiencing is that the script
and image files 1.) Appear to take too long to get to them 2.) Are
being seen by the browser as having changed EVERY time they are
requested, resulting in every .js and image file being downloaded all
over again every time they hit a page. Once they set IE's 'Check for
newer versions of files' to 'Never', the problem of the scripts
not-functioning\not being present when the page loads goes away since
they are now just using what they have cached.
I was wondering if this is a bug with 5.5 that it doesn't seem to
recognize that the files have not changed or is the encryption somehow
making IE think the files are different every time? Doesn't the
browser just compare the date on the file in it's cache with the date
that the web server tells the browser is on the file it possess or is
there something more to this?
Best of luck with your problem. I apologize if this really should
have been in a separate thread. I'm questioning whether or not your
varying response times have anything to do with 5.5 requesting all new
files every time vs 6.0 recognizing things as being the same and
therefore speeding up the transfer.