[Mongrel] compress and max upload size?

Will Green will at hotgazpacho.com
Sat Dec 9 18:02:10 EST 2006

You need to have your stress testing tool send the following request 
header to trigger compressed content:

Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate

for wget, that's:

wget --header="Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate"


Xavier Noria wrote:
> On Dec 9, 2006, at 4:57 PM, Xavier Noria wrote:
>> Well, looks like the limit is working with Nginx, but I get very poor
>> performance compared to Apache, same server machine, same (remote)
>> stress machine. Apache is serving about 17 req/s, whereas Nginx is
>> serving about 5 req/s. Since Nginx is known to be fast I bet my
>> config, albeit simple, is somehow wrong. I attach it below in case
>> some experienced eye catches something.
> I think I got something. The Content-Length reported by ab for Apache  
> is 4K, and for Nginx is 19K, so my guess is that compression is not  
> being triggered. If I use wget content is not compressed either. But  
> it comes compressed if I use Firefox.
> That would explain the difference. I will try another stress tool then.
> -- fxn
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