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HTTPS - Why cannot retrieve application such as pdf, word, powerpoint etc via https!?

Hi there
Here is the scenario:
We can upload any type of the files via http or https to server and store them in our database. We also can successfully retrieve the files from the database and save them into the disc in the server(for testing).
BUT the server ONLY manage to send the IMAGES to Client browser and it fails if the file is an APLLICATION such as PDF, Word, PowerPoint etc. This problem occurs if we try to view the file via https however it is okey if we view them using http.

This is how we are getting the content of the file from the DB and sending it to client browser in ASP page. I have to mention that it works very well for any type of the files via HTTP:
  Response.ContentType = Mimetype   'eg:  "image/jpeg"

 set rs = EclairConnection.Execute( qryContent )
If Not rs.Eof then
      size = (4 * 1024) '4K
      set aField = rs(0)      
      chunk= aField.GetChunk(100)
      do while not isnull(chunk)                        
            Response.BinaryWrite chunk
            chunk = aField.GetChunk(size)
End If
set rs = nothing

So my Ques:
I was wondering if any setting needs to be changed in firewall (SSL) to avoid this problem?
Do I need to add a special header in my ASP page using AddHeader method ?
What do you think?


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please check the HTTP header returned in the server's response.
If you don't have a browser to do that, simply use
   telnet your.server.tld 80

then you get a (empty) prompt type:
   GET /path/to/your/doc.pdf HTTP/1.0

(followed by 2 returns)
Please post the header you get.
Cyrus2kAuthor Commented:
I found the answer for this issue:
Please check out the following URL if you are interested:
nice info, points for you
(and my assumtion about the HTTP header wasn't that bad:)
PAQed with points (150) refunded

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