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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_proxy - will Apache try to establish a compressed connection?
Date Mon, 28 Jun 2004 17:17:19 GMT
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:

> I was wondering, if Apache 2 was set up to work as a forward proxy,
> using mod_proxy - will it then try to establish a compressed connection
> to remote web servers (of course if they also support it), and thus,
> speed up delivery of some pages to LAN clients?

It will forward the browser's headers, so if the browser says
"Accept-Encoding: gzip" then so will the proxy.

Unless you explicitly configure it to do otherwise.  See the mod_deflate
documentation (and bug someone, possibly me, to update it) if you want
to do something else.

Nick Kew

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