GZIP problem with backend hosts

Alan Williamson alan at blog-city.com
Thu Aug 28 15:37:15 MSD 2008

Afternoon all.

I first of all thought I had a problem with our backend hosts not 
sending GZIP content, but it appears NGINX is at fault.

We use nginx infront of a lot of Amazon instances.  The backend 
instances, prepare the content in GZIP'd form.

However nginx, is taking this content, and then decompressing it, and 
giving out the decompressed version back to the originating client!!

I do not want nginx to do the compressing; the load can be better 
handled with the backend instances.  I just want nginx to proxy what its 
given and not do too much to the stream coming back.

Advice please?

Alan Williamson
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