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From Errol Neal <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache:SSL and HTTP-compression (negative effect on compression rate???)
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 13:33:50 GMT
At 01:31 PM 8/14/2003 +0200, Robert Andersson wrote:
>jim meier wrote:
> > On the other side I read that ssl is on a layer that is located below the
> > HTTP-layer in the OSI model which would mean that first compressing
> > and secondly endcoding informations would not necessarily mean that
> > the compression rates go down !?

According to the OSI model, Encryption and Compression/De-Compression are 
performed at the Presentation layer. This is before the data stream is 
actually segmented for network delivery.


Errol Neal, Systems/Network Administrator
Enhanced Technologies Inc.
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