gzip compression not working

Igor Sysoev is at rambler-co.ru
Wed May 21 20:31:43 MSD 2008

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 http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php and others to
> test the results.

www.gidnetwork.com send HTTP/1.0 request, which is not gzipped because
of "gzip_http_version 1.1".

Also, you do not need to set gzip_types, those never be issued by nginx:

application/xml, application/xml+rss, text/javascript.

It's CPU cycles waste.

Igor Sysoev

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