mod_gzip - serving compressed content by the Apache webserver

mod_gzip - what's that, anyway?

mod_gzip is an external extension module for the WWW's most popular web server arrowApache, created in autumn, 2000, by Kevin Kiley.

Its implementation allows for using the compression method arrowgzip for a significant reduction of the volume of web page content served over the arrowHTTP protocol.

Starting with version mod_gzip has found a arrownew home.

And what are these pages all about?

A documentation that would be worth this name (in my eyes ;-) does not (yet) yet exist - neither for users nor for programmers (who possibly want to implement more features into this module).

Thus I made it my goal to collect information of any kind about mod_gzip and provide them in German as well as in English (detecting the appropriate language from the browsers HTTP header Accept-Language: - so be sure to set this one in your browser configuration).

Especially these pages already document the changes of the version as opposed to version (possibly the last one that has been published by arrowRemote Communications Inc.)

More modifications have been caused by the release of version

[2003-06-17] As for the security issues in mod_gzip arrowannounced by Matt Murphy in bugtraq the following statements apply:

(Michael Schröpl, 2003-06-17)