Found a work around/fix after your post.

Check the box in IE advanced options to use HTTP 1.1 through proxy,
works properly now.=20

-----Original Message-----
From: Henrik Nordstrom []=20
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 4:21 AM
To: Mark A. Lewis
Subject: Re: [squid-users] Page not displaying properly via Squid. User
prompted to download.

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Mark A. Lewis wrote:

> I have a problem with one site in particular (

> ) that wont display via Squid 2.5 Stable3 or 3.0 PRE3 on both Linux=20
> and FreeBSD. Whenever a user reqests it, they are prompted to download

> a file. Direct request works fine, but something goes wrong via squid.
> When I look at it with ethereal, the only thing that stands out is=20
> that it shows the "Content-Encoding gzip" which I suspect is the


Sounds like a site using a misconfigured version of mod_gzip possibly in
combination with you using a broken browser which does not recognise
gzip encoding unless the reply is a HTTP/1.1 reply. The current state of
Content-Encoding support in both servers and clients is quite messy and
few if any does it correctly.

You can try using the no_cache directive to deny caching of this site,
but it may not help.=20

You should also try to contact the site operators and explain to them
that there is problems to access the site via proxies due to their way
of using gzip encoding.