[squid-users] compression in Squid

Ralf Hildebrandt Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de
Wed Nov 23 13:50:22 UTC 2016

* Amos Jeffries <squid3 at treenet.co.nz>:
> So I have finally got around to implementing the proxy compression
> feature in HTTP.
> The code and more info is available at:
> <https://code.launchpad.net/~yadi/squid/te-gzip>
> This Squid built with zlib can right now receive and decompress on the
> fly traffic from a server which uses Transfer-Encoding: deflate.

I don't understand this feature. Why is the compressed data not simply
passed on to the client?

> The primary use-case is for Squid installations where two proxies are
> used to reduce bandwidth over a slow or expensive link (ie satellite).

So the proxies are compressing everything (between them? between proxy
and internet? between client and proxy?)

Ralf Hildebrandt                   Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin
ralf.hildebrandt at charite.de        Campus Benjamin Franklin
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