Ssi, reverse-proxy and compression


#1

Hello,

we’re using ssi with reverse-proxy on NginX 0.6.34, but have a problem
when contents is compressed on the fly by the backend.
As we can’t disable this on the backend, we would like setup NginX to
don’t send the “Accept-Encoding” header to it, or to decompress this
contents before processing ssi tags.

I don’t find how to set up that, so actually I simply replace the
Accept-Encoding this way :
proxy_set_header Accept-Encoding none

Is there a “better” way to do that ?

Thanks in advance,
Olivier


#2

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 01:07:52PM +0100, Olivier B. wrote:

proxy_set_header Accept-Encoding none

Is there a “better” way to do that ?

proxy_set_header Accept-Encoding "";

#3

Perfect :wink: Thanks !

Olivier

Igor S. a écrit :


#4

On Jan 28, Olivier B. wrote:

proxy_set_header Accept-Encoding none

Is there a “better” way to do that ?

HTTP compression requires HTTP 1.1 and from what I know, nginx uses HTTP
1.0 for proxying. In that case, there should be no compression in a HTTP
1.0 response. So it sounds like the backend is sending compressed
response when it should not do so.

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616#section-14.3


#5

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 06:35:39PM +0530, Arvind Jayaprakash wrote:

Accept-Encoding this way :
proxy_set_header Accept-Encoding none

Is there a “better” way to do that ?

HTTP compression requires HTTP 1.1 and from what I know, nginx uses HTTP
1.0 for proxying. In that case, there should be no compression in a HTTP
1.0 response. So it sounds like the backend is sending compressed
response when it should not do so.

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616#section-14.3

Actually, HTTP/1.0 clients usually understand compression.