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Important Java/Explorer Issue

Hi ,

I have an important question , Is there a way for the ACE appliance to distinguish between Java 1 and Java 2 enabled browsers ?

and/or Is there a way to distinguish between explorer 7 and explorer 8 clients?

please help .


Cisco Employee

Re: Important Java/Explorer Issue

You should sniff a request made by those clients and see if there is any difference in the header.

You can then do a class-map to match that specific header info.


New Member

Re: Important Java/Explorer Issue

yes , I tried that , for some reason it didnt work

I found a difference in the "user agent" field in the header that is different between IE7 and IE8

I created a class map to match it but it doesnt work

how can I troublshoot ? what commands can I issue to see if there are any "hits" on the class-map ?

Cisco Employee

Re: Important Java/Explorer Issue

Could you share your config.

I can check the class-map.

There is not much you can do to see which class-map is being hit except giving it a try in a control environment.


New Member

Re: Important Java/Explorer Issue

not much to share , I am pretty sure the class map isnt matching what I want.

I found a difference in the header of IE7 and IE8 at the User-Agent field

in IE7 :

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)

in IE8 :

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C)

I want to match "MSIE 7.0"  or   "MSIE 8.0" inside the field and make SLB based on that information

I created a class to match that field but no matter what I put in the "header value" it doesnt match and defaults to class-default.

I tried using regular expressions too.

could you help me and tell me what value I need to type in order for the class-map to match ?