ProxySG returns chunked encoding responses to identity encoding
Article ID: 168219
Asset Management SolutionProxySG Software - SGOS
Web servers can return data in various formats to be identified with Transfer-Encoding header. The ProxySG supports the headers outlined in HTTP/1.1 RFC 2616, but if an unknown type Transfer-Encoding header is returned from the server or if the server returns the "identity" encoding, the ProxySG returns the data to the client as "chunked" encoding, without identifying as being "chunked" encoding.
RFC 2616 says regarding "identity" for content encoding:
The default (identity) encoding; the use of no transformation whatsoever. This content-coding is used only in the Accept- Encoding header, and SHOULD NOT be used in the Content-Encoding header. --- Regardless of the RFC, the proxy should ignore the Transfer-Encoding "identity" header and any other unmentioned/unsupported headers being returned from the origin server.
This is a bug in SGOS.
This bug is addressed in SGOS 188.8.131.52 and later releases.
HTTP/1.0 did not support chunked encoding. To work around this issue, downgrade the HTTP responses to clients HTTP/1.0 using policy.
For example, if site abc.com is exhibiting this issue, then to work-around it you would use the policy in the local policy file: