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Hi,
I work with the MS IIS Web Server and I'm trying to do a script (in VB5) to send a byte stream to be downloaded on the client browser.
Actually, after the user authentication,  this script reads a file in a not shared folder (for security reasons) then it sends the contents to the client.
I’m sending the mime header  "content-type: application/octet-stream" so I can send any kind of data to be downloaded. The problem is: how to name the file that will be downloaded? The browser seems to name the file with the name of the script.  I wish to instruct the browser to name the file with the original name.

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If your url of the script is such : http://host/path/1.cgi, then use this instead: http://host/path/1.cgi/filename
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by:gorcutt
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Sorry for asking such a stupid question. It's obvious.
Thanks.


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