Hi, I am running a nginx server (installed as a custom app) serving a Django app via uwsgi.
I have compiled nginx without gzip support. Flash often has trouble with gzipped content, and my site heavily depends on a Flash application. For some reason I am still getting gzipped responses and Flash cannot read the responses.
gzip is definitely not present in my nginx build - if I insert "gzip on;" or "gzip off;" in my nginx.conf, I cannot start the server - it says "unknown directive "gzip"".
If I visit the exact same URL in the browser it works fine.
Examining the responses in the Chrome network inspector, I'm still receiving responses with "Content-Encoding: gzip". Is there some way to fix this? Thanks.
asked Aug 31 '12 at 05:30
This would be difficult to determine without testing, but I believe the gzip HTTP headers you're seeing might be sent by the frontend server. Are you sure that you're not serving static content with a static-only or a symbolic link app?
You can also try installing Nginx with gzip support, and explicitly turning it off in the configuration file.
If this doesn't help, please open a ticket, so we can take a look.
answered Aug 31 '12 at 09:54