CFHTTP tag may report a Connection Failure

You may run into problems with CFHTTP on our servers because our servers use HTTP compression.  To work around this, you need to add the following params to cfhttp:
<cfhttpparam type="Header" name="Accept-Encoding" value="deflate;q=0">
<cfhttpparam type="Header" name="TE" value="deflate;q=0">

Here is a link to an article by Steven Erat fully explaining the issue:
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