I have an Tomcat application (Docushare) on a Windows 2003 server with IIS6. Tomcat is listening on port 8080 and requests on port 80 are redirected by IIS to Tomcat.
On a Windows PC using either IE or Firefox we can access the application and login very quickly. However, when doing the same from a Linux or Mac machine the browser appears to make contact with Tomcat but either the login page for the application takes a very long time (50+ secs) or times out. If I add :8080 to the URL the response is better but still slow when compared to access from a Windows machine.
The current server is a virtualised instance of a physical server and all checking to date has shown no differences between this server and the original with regard to IIS or Tomcat configs. I have renamed the old physical server and can still access it. Here's the interesting and puzzling part: access to the application on that server from a Linux or Mac machine is nice and fast.
Can anyone shed some light on why we have this apparent difference between access from a Windows PC and Linux or Macs, please?