mod_proxy, compression, and chunked responses

Xavier Noria fxn at
Mon May 30 23:33:45 MSD 2011

I have an application server behind nginx that may output chunked
responses, and would like to use compression for them as I do for
ordinary responses.

Is that possible with nginx? If it is, is it possible in a way that
nginx compresses stuff on the fly and sends chunked (compressed)
responses itself rather than buffering the original response and
sending a non-chunked response itself? (That would defeat the purpose
of the chunked responses.)

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