[Mongrel] Mongrel/Apache mod_deflate question

Chih Chao Lam chao at nextsmallthings.com
Tue Jun 5 16:52:14 EDT 2007

Hi Folks,

We're moving from a single lighttpd-hosted Rails box to a Apache/ 
mongrel cluster.

In lighttpd, mod_compress had a very nice feature:
if there's a static file, it would compress it in a user-specified  
compress folder. If the file hasn't changed, it would just serve out  
the compress file; if the file has changed, it would recompress it  
and serve it out.

Is there such a deployment option in Apache?

Also, I read in the "best practices" Apache/mongrel doc <http:// 
mongrel.rubyforge.org/docs/apache.html> of the use of mod_memcache  
and mod_cache. But I don't see it configuration scripts associated  
with it. Anyone using these modules care to comment? Is it possible  
to use mod_cache in association with mod_deflate to accomplish what  
mod_compress does in lighttpd?


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