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From "Yvo van Doorn" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Going crazy over mod_deflate
Date Sat, 09 Dec 2006 17:43:31 GMT
Please make sure you are using the latest version of Apache and PHP (4.4.4),
as those are bug fix releases in order to make life in general easier. Not
to mention that PHP 4.3.9 has some incredibly huge security holes.

On 12/7/06, Cabbar Duzayak <> wrote:
> Before I start, I am using apache 2.0.52 with PHP 4.3.9.
> In my .htaccess, I have a rewrite rule that rewrites /bb.flv as
> /bb.php, and this bb.php file reads a flv file and outputs it. In the
> PHP file, I am specifying content-type as video/x-flv and
> content-length, however mod_deflate still compresses this, and also
> removes the content-length header from the response, and this messes
> up the flv player!...
> I tried everything, simply everything, and yet could not get
> mod_deflate to by-pass this file. For some reason, it does not see
> this content as video/x-flv, and treats is as regular text???? And,
> when I disable the mod_deflate filter, everything returns back to
> normal. BTW, I am not doing any compression on the PHP side!...
> Things I tried are:
> + AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml
> + SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \
>   \.(?:gif|jpe?g|png|flv)$ no-gzip dont-vary
> I tried putting these in <directory>, <location>, <virtual> and global
> context, and none of them worked. Additionally, I tried to rewrite the
> type using the rewriterule as:
> RewriteRule ^bb.flv /bb.php [T=video/x-flv]
> I also tried ForcedType, AddTpe, AddOutputFilter (by extension), etc. etc.
> But, still the output is compressed. And, the response headers I am seeing
> are:
> content-disposition: inline; filename=123.flv
> Vary: Accept-Encoding
> Content-Encoding: gzip
> Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=96
> Connection: Keep-Alive
> Transfer-Encoding: chunked
> Content-Type: video/x-flv
> Can you please tell what I am missing here and/or is there anyway I
> can by-pass the mod_deflate compression?
> TIA.
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