IE customers have trouble with proxy server
For customers who use IE, when going through Microsoft Proxy Server to
authenticate to our Tomcat server through HTTPS and POST, it appears that the proxy server trims
out the parameters at the end of the URL, replacing them with nullnull. This in turn prevents them
from being able to access and use the site.
Strange. You specify IE, which leads me to believe the problem doesn't happen with clients
using another browser, like, say, FireFox. Given that assumption, Microsoft KB article 831167 might
describe your problem:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=831167
Their suggestion is… you guessed it: install a patch. I'd make sure that clients have the latest
patched version of IE, and that your Proxy Server also has the latest patches. If you still
experience a problem, you should contact Microsoft support.
This was first published in July 2004