[rt-users] Optimising for low bandwidth with mod_deflate

Woody - Wild Things woody at wildthingsafaris.com
Sat Nov 8 10:02:34 EST 2008

Jesse Vincent wrote:
> First up, you probably want to use mod_gzip. That will be a HUGE
> improvement for your users and will get a lot more improvement than
> little content hacks like you've been pondering.
> Jesse

Hi Jesse et al,

That was an excellent suggestion, tho after some digging mod_gzip is 
apache1 and its mod_deflate in apache2. I've implemented it and it was 
trivial on gentoo - i added to httpd.conf

    LoadModule deflate_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_deflate.so
    SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
    SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$  no-gzip dont-vary
    SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.pdf$ no-gzip dont-vary

my pages are now 25% of the total size, and the text content < 20% - a 
huge saving - so i don't really need to reduce the number of tickets 
displayed any more. cool.

I'd still like to strip the sigs and > > >  tho - they annoy me!
scrip, or in the perl? any hints...

thanks for your help. It will really make a difference to our workforce.


Richard Wood (Woody)
Managing Director
Wild Thing Safaris Ltd.
PO BOX 34514 DSM
Office: +255 (0) 222 617 166
Mobile: +255 (0) 773 503 502


More information about the rt-users mailing list