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cfhttp to retreive remote image on coldfusion 5

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Hi,

I've tried many things, the code attached is where I am now with it. Basically, I am trying retrieve images from a remote server (inside the firewall) for display back. Only the web server outside the firewall is allowed in to get the images.

The only problem is because of support reasons and this running on an archaic CMS I am stuck with only CF5 at my disposal. I've seen examples elsewhere of people doing this but with at least CF 6 or 7.

I have tried it with getasbinary set to "yes" and that doesn't help. Also, Firefox shows the URL of the cfm page as the result and IE shows the familiar image icon with a red "x" in it.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
<cfsetting enablecfoutputonly="yes" showdebugoutput="no">
<cfcontent type="image/png; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<cfheader name="Content-Type" value="image/png">
<cfhttp GetAsBinary="yes" url="http://images.domain.com:8080/i/image.png" method="GET"></cfhttp>
<cfoutput>#trim(toString(cfhttp.filecontent))#</cfoutput>

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by:James Rodgers
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you are getting an error because the page/image is not being served by the webserver

just put http://images.domain.com:8080/i/image.png into a web browser you get an error, so its not the  code but the url
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Thanks for the reply Jester. Putting the URL in directly doesn't give me the error as long as i'm not on the public network. That is why I was trying to proxy the image by having the webserver in the DMZ make the request to retreive the image. It has

Anyways, I found another solution. I am building the images on the fly and shipping them into a cache folder in the DMZ. A side benefit is improved performance.

Thanks.
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