Re: does squid support deflate?

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Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 12:34:04 +0800

henrik, rob....thanks for your answers...

actually, i would like to use squid as a proxy in my setup.
the content from squid is intended to be sent out -wirelessly- by some
which means to say that i would probably want the content to be in deflate
or gzip encoding in order to minimise the volume of data sent over the air.

section 14.11 (content encoding) of rfc2616 says :
"However, a non-transparent proxy MAY modify the content-coding if the new
coding is known to be acceptable to the recipient, unless the
"no-transform" cache-control directive is present in the message."

my question is, if the content in squid is not in deflate/gzip format, is
squid able to deflate/gzip the content before sending it out?
henrik, the patch you mentioned is for transfer encoding?
how abt content encoding? deflate encoding?
i'm very very new to this so please correct me if i'm wrong......

thanks lots for any answers.


Sharon Chua

                    Robert Collins
                    <robert.collins@itdoma To: Henrik Nordstrom <>
          > cc:,
                    07/26/01 05:51 PM Subject: Re: does squid support deflate?

On 26 Jul 2001 10:58:26 +0200, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> There is a experimental patch to Squid that implements
> transfer-encoding.
> However, for deflate the patch relies on a third-party library not
> publically available. It should be possible to port the patch to use
> zlib, but it has not yet been done AFAIK.

I think I've done that, but I had nothign to test it with for
interoperability :]


> --
> Henrik Nordstrom
> Squid Hacker
> wrote:
> >
> > hi,
> >
> > can someone please tell me if squid support deflate coding as specified
> > rfc1951?
> > many thanks
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Sharon Chua
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