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#4 Apache2 Build Needed

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2002-12-17
2002-12-17
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Apache 2.043 compatible versions are badly needed of
the latest mod_gzip version.

Discussion

  • Bob Balsover
    Bob Balsover
    2003-01-13

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    I am not so sure that it is needed, this is from the Apache
    2.0 configuration file that came with my RH 8.0 dist.

    #
    # AddEncoding allows you to have certain browsers (Mosaic/X
    2.1+) uncompress
    # information on the fly. Note: Not all browsers support this.
    # Despite the name similarity, the following Add* directives
    have nothing
    # to do with the FancyIndexing customization directives above.
    #
    AddEncoding x-compress Z
    AddEncoding x-gzip gz tgz

    So it would appear that gzip is already supported, does
    anyone know how to verify this?

     
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    > So it would appear that gzip is already supported, does anyone know how to verify this?

    AddEncoding only sets the Content-Encoding header for _files_ that have the specified extension, it does not do
    any automatic compression like mod_gzip

     
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    Apache 2 supports 'mod_deflate':
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mod_deflate.html

    It seems to be missing some features that are in mod_gzip
    (like automatically updating .gz files), but mostly its there.