nginx and IE

Igor Sysoev is at
Mon Jan 28 09:25:49 MSK 2008

On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 09:11:17AM +0530, just starting wrote:

> I have updated my version to 0.6.25(latest).
> I have a question though. Will it work for users behind a proxy server with
> caching enabled.
> Suppose at first an user using firefox sends a request for a static page
> test.html. Now when another user with IE6 tries to access the same page,
> then will the proxy server fetch the uncompressed version or just serve from
> cache.
> If what I am thinking is true, what is the best possible way to handle
> this.(keep the gzip flag OFF?)

There are two ways to work with proxies:

1) default: responses to the proxied requests are not compressed at all:
   gzip_proxied off;

2) to allow to cache correctly compressed responses (modern Squids):
   gzip_proxied on;
   gzip_vary    on;

Igor Sysoev

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