I have configured a pair of CSSs for backend SSL. The setup includes self signed certificates. The server farm is two VMs with IIS6. HTTPS requests work like a charm. I am trying to get L5 stickiness with Arrowpoint cookies and i have a problem when the client is IE6 and IE7. The cookie is not shown in the Temporary Internet files of IE thus stickiness won't work. I have tried mozilla and it works beatifully - the cookie is inserted and it shows the backend server IP. Note that cookies from Internet sites work ok so it should no be any IE security issue. I have searched bug toolkit for a related bug but no luck. Attached is my config.
Thanks for your response. From the capture it is clear that the CSS is sending the cookie. I found out that the cookie had an expiration dat of year 1970!!!. In the meantime i also used Opera and worked. I fixed the expiration timer to some period and walla... the cookie appeared in the IE temporary folder. The strange thing is that when i cheched the cookie (in all browsers) i showed an expiration year of 2008! The CSS clock is correctly fixed to the current date and time. Also tried NTP but same issue. I am i the only one having this issue? Also is it possible to have a sorry server with the backend solution? Would that sorry server has to be HTTPS like the backend or i can use just an HTTP server with a notification that the real servers are under maintenance for example.
P.S: The final implementation will include 2 AVSs that will be used as backend SSL servers and then proxy the request to the backend SSL application servers so as to implement a full SSL solution with cookie stickiness all the way.
Your help will be very much appreciated since the documentation is poor for this kind of setup.
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