500 internal error going thru Novell BorderManager 3.8 proxy

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  • 19-Apr-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell BorderManager 3.8

Novell BorderManager 3.8 Support Pack 4 Intern Release 5


After a while, browsing the Internet thru proxy, trying to load a page, a 500 internal error is displayed. Hitting refresh in the browser brings the page normally.
It is more visible using firefox browsers.


This has been fixed in proxy version 5.10.03, dated 6-nov-2006, included in BM38sp5 support pack and above.
Also it is recommend three more steps:

1. Add the following switch to the sys:etc\proxy\proxy.cfg file, under the [Extra Configuration] section:

2. Configure browsers to use http 1.1 protocol thru proxy.
2a. In Internet Explorer go to Tools/Internet options/advanced and check "Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections".
2b. In Firefox is enable by default. To check it, type on the url bar about:config and search for the entry network.http.proxy.version

3. In the sys:etc\proxy\proxy.cfg, under the [Extra Configuration], check that this switch is set to 0 or not present. If the value is 1, then change it to 0 and restart proxy.nlm: