Yes, just seen this on another list from a tech guru :
It matches the *exact* symptoms you describe

For apache, use :

SetEnvIf User-Agent ".*MSIE.*" \
nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown \
downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0

It's micro$ fault for producing flaky browser versions, apparently.

PS - Isn;t this a PHP / My SQL list ? Just a thought, but Jefferey perhaps 
this sort of stuff is better on the Apache/ModSSL lists? Cheers,

Neil Smith.

At 20:57 07/02/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>From: "Jeffrey Cleary" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 15:56:32 -0500
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>Hi all.
>I have the following configuration:
>I'm running a Cobalt RAQ4i with Linux
>Apache Web Server
>PHP Version 4.0.3pl1
>We have an application which is used via ssl.
>There are occassions when a user presses on a submit button to post
>information to a database.  The script itself is fine, there is no problem
>with the php scripts at all.
>The problem comes in, and I've seen this at other websites while using ssl,
>that sometime, when they click on the submit button the error message:
>"Page Cannot Be Displayed" comes up.  If the user hits the Refresh button,
>the page is displayed just fine.
>Again, this doesn't always happen at the same place.  Some users experience
>it more often than others. And ONLY Internet Explorer users get this
>message.  It never happens with Netscape.
>I had hear somewhere an issue like this with SSL/Apache/PHP combination, but
>am not aware of the solution.
>Can anyone enlighten me or have any ideas?
>Thanks in Advance,
>Jeffrey Cleary

[ Excerpt from discussion :
I'm tring to track down an intermittent problem with form submission
on a https site. The server logs are providing precisely no information
about the cause of the problem, so I'm mailing in the desperate hope
that someone on the list might have encountered something similar and,
even better, found a solution.
Form at, submitting to same URL.
Sometimes works, sometimes gives dreaded IE page "This page cannot be
displayed" / Cannot find server or DNS Error". [Gripe: why does IE
subtract information by conflating these two different possible causes
of failure into a single message?] When this occurs, the URL in the
location bar is correct, i.e. .
No apparent regularity or link to submitted data.
The problem occurs on two different servers on different networks under
different domains, running different OS's and different web server versions.
But only, it seems, with IE.
Server Platform
Linux or BSD / Apache / mod_perl, various versions
Browser Platform
IE5 on Windows 2000. Problem does not occur with Netscape on Windows or Linux.
Server log messages
I have littered the blurp.cgi script with debug messages. When the problem
occurs, nothing appears in either the error or access log, so it appears
that IE really does fail to contact the server.


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