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From "Neil Doody" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Apache renaming .tgz and .tar.gz files
Date Sun, 15 Feb 2004 17:30:21 GMT
Hmm, right well apache must be sending something strange as I have two servers both running
the same version of apache, both configured for default installs pretty much and one is doing
it, yet the other is not.  The only difference really is one is FreeBSD 4.8 the other is 4.9

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Joshua Slive [] 
	Sent: Sun 15/02/2004 16:40 
	Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache renaming .tgz and .tar.gz files

	On Sun, 15 Feb 2004, Neil Doody wrote:
	> When I try to download any files that are named .tar.gz or .tgz on my
	> server, apache is renaming them before sending the download.
	>  If I try to download file.tar.gz it sends file.tar.tar, if I try to
	> download file.tgz it downloads file.tar.  Anyone know why its doing
	> this?  My other equally configurred and matched version server does not
	> perform like this.
	Apache does *not* rename files.  It is your browser that is doing the
	renaming when it decodes the gzip compression.  See Apache's AddEncoding
	and AddType directives to see what hints it provides to browsers, but it
	is the browser that is making the final decision.
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