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Old 03-08-2005, 03:20 AM   #1
spedsta
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Firefox cache weirdest problem


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I am running Linux Mandrake 10 and uploaded web pages to my site now for the past few weeks without a problem but two days ago i came across a weird problem where my browser didn't want to update to the newly FTP'd version of a flash file(.swf)on the internet. I cleared cache a hundred times it doesn't want to update to the new version. What makes it weird , is that if I view a local version , thru Apache and not online, it gets the the latest local copy without a problem. It seems to hold on to a older version of the page and swf only when I go online and hit that page for some apparent reason. I then deleted my entire .mozilla folder in my /home folder. This seemed to work fine until I hit the page a second time, it then went and fetched the previous version of the swf a gain. So all I can see is this old version of this swf file.

I don't think it is the serverside as I rebooted into windows and hit the page on the internet, also using firefox, and it was the latest correct ftp'd version.
This also hapenns to Mozilla as they share the .mozilla folder.

I am starting to think it is a virus or a browser hijacking? But on Linux?

I will appreciate any efforts please.

Thanks
Bradley
 
Old 03-08-2005, 04:07 AM   #2
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Is your site PHP driven? I ask because of [THIS] thread. (Google cache)
 
Old 03-08-2005, 08:05 AM   #3
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well I do use php but the page requested is a html file.This holds the swf file, I got back a email from the support of my webhosts , they suggest putting a ? on the back of the URL. Says it sounds lie one of the Load Balancing Proxy serbvers are not refreshing their cache, I hopew so.
If this is so then howcome I could hit the most recent version of the page using Windows and FireFox, is it not going thru the same proxy servers then?
 
  


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