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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Downloading tar.gz's from Apache
Date Wed, 07 May 2003 13:50:59 GMT

On Wed, 7 May 2003, Rekha Deshmukh wrote:
> I am new to the Apache web server, as well as to the web development.
> We have few tar.gz files kept on our site for download. When clicked on
> the hyperlink to download one of these, 'Save As' dialog box appears but
> the file is saved as tar.tar. The file gets opened properly only when
> the extension is changed to tar.gz.  Are there any settings to be done
> on Apache web server for this? Or this is not the web server problem?
> Please guide me on this.  Thanks in advance. Regards, Rekha Bhintade

The browser is probably decompressing on-the-fly.  Try removing any
AddEncoding directives in httpd.conf related to gz.


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