gzip compression not working

Calomel nginxlist at calomel.org
Wed May 21 20:24:10 MSD 2008


Is the test file you are testing larger than 1100 bytes and one of the
formates you listed in gzip_types?

If you have curl (linux, BSD, ect.) installed you can do your own
header tests with:  curl -I --compressed http://localhost

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  Calomel @ https://calomel.org
  Open Source Research and Reference

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 12:24:39AM -0500, Christian Billen wrote:
>   Hello,
>   I have a fresh new installation of nginx on ubuntu 8.04 (installed via
>   apt-get, I believe it is 0.5.x something)
>   In my nginx.conf file I have gzip turned on, now I wanted to do a basic
>   test and serving a static html file, but the file does not come compressed
>   at all.
>   Here's the snippet of configuration, I tried variations on this without
>   success
>    gzip  on;
>       gzip_min_length  1100;
>       gzip_buffers     4 8k;
>       gzip_proxied     any;
>       gzip_types       text/plain text/html text/css
>   application/x-javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss
>   text/javascript;
>       gzip_http_version 1.1;
>       gzip_comp_level 6;
>   Does anyone have any idea why nothing is compressed?
>   I've used this [1]http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php and others
>   to test the results.
>   Thank you so much!
>   Visible links
>   1. http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php

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