Using Content-MD5 header

Istvan Szukacs leccine at
Thu Jul 24 03:01:26 MSD 2008


you can ensure that the file is not changed, modified, damaged

might be implemented that the md5 sums generated not on the fly but 
after a restart for example you can enable it on a directory.


Igor Sysoev wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 01:37:56PM +0200, Matthijs Langenberg wrote:
>> I would like to use the Content-MD5 header from a HTTP response, does
>> Nginx provide a way to add the 'Content-MD5' header to the response for
>> a static file request?
> No, nginx does not support Content-MD5 header.
> Calculating MD5 means that nginx must read whole file before sending it
> to client.
> What purpose of this header ?

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