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mod_gzip, anyone?

posted by Krow on 05:26 AM March 13th, 2002   Printer-friendly   Email story
Has anyone experimented with using mod_gzip and Slashcode? I tried it last night, and not only did it not seem to do anything, I found out it broke (came up with the "active discussions" page instead of posting a comment). Has anyone gotten this to work? My theme makes heavy use of table structures, and could benefit from the compression.
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  • by Anonymous Coward
    I use mod_gzip in my apache webserver, with Slash and it works great. Now...

    • I don't know if this is a misunderstanding, but _should_ take you to a page entitled "Several active discussions"... What do you find broken?
    • I suggest that you read this [] thread.
    • Are you sure mod_gzip is actually working? You know, the same thing happened to me... I didn't noticed much of a difference, until I checked my error_log and found that every attempt of mod_gzip to compress a document was failing because the temp dir didn't have write permissions! The moral of this stroy is: (a) I'm a moron, and (b) check out your logs.
    • FWIW, here's a piece of my httpd.conf:
    mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
    mod_gzip_minimum_file_size 300
    mod_gzip_maximum_file_size 0
    mod_gzip_maximum_inmem_size 100000
    mod_gzip_keep_workfiles No
    mod_gzip_temp_dir /usr/www/gzip
    mod_gzip_item_include file \.htm$
    mod_gzip_item_include file \.html$
    mod_gzip_item_include file \.shtml$
    mod_gzip_item_include file \.php$
    mod_gzip_item_include file \.pl$
    mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
    mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-httpd-php
    mod_gzip_item_include mime ^httpd/unix-directory$
    mod_gzip_item_include handler ^perl-script$
    mod_gzip_item_include handler ^server-status$
    mod_gzip_item_include handler ^server-info$
    mod_gzip_item_exclude file \.css$
    mod_gzip_item_exclude file \.js$
    mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
    mod_gzip_item_exclude reqheader Content-Type:multipart/form-data
    mod_gzip_item_exclude reqheader Content-Type:application/x-www-form-urlencoded
    • Well, WIL do that if you give in no parameters, but a user attempting to post a comment would get the list instead, and the comment wouldn't get posted. But I will double check all my settings - there may have been something out of place.
      Sci-Fi Storm:
    • I was lacking the last two exclude lines, which dealt with form postings. This is probably why comment postings wouldn't go through. All is well now...

      Sci-Fi Storm:
    • Has anyone got mod_gzip to work with mod_proxy and mod_perl together? I'm still searching for a solution. Apparently mod_proxy doesn't play well with mod_gzip. You get this on every perl request:
      [15/Mar/2002:10:48:06 -0500] \GET / HTTP/1.0\ 200 0 mod_gzip: TRANSMIT_ERROR:ISMEM:0 In:39372 Out:7170:82pct.
  • Yes, this has been asked and answered before. Go here [] for the previous discussion. You'll find various sample config files including one from myself that works nicely =)
    • Well, I DID do a search for "gzip" and "mod_gzip" on slashcode, with no hits. THAT'S why I asked... :^)

      I'll go through the article and other suggestions, and see what groks.
      Sci-Fi Storm:
      • In your defence, when I saw the article, remembered the previous article and also tried to search for gzip and mod_gzip using the slashcode search. Are we talking bug here in the search? I had to do a google " mod_gzip" to find the old article.