Apache/IIS7 with mod_proxy, mod_deflate – Not outputting GZIP

So basically I’m creating this post so the next poor sysadmin who googles it (If any), can find an solution.

I spent about 3 hours trying to figure out why web pages accessed through an mod_proxy Apache server, and finally got it, although it was due to a configuration problem set on my end.

If you “SetEnv force-proxy-request 1.0 1”, this will encode all content under HTML 1.0, this for whatever reason (Read the RFC for HTML 1.0), removes the GZIP compression sent by IIS7.

Commenting out this line will let the GZIP/deflate compress work as it should, and pass the headers along.

General Posting – Keep your Stuff Updated

So I’ve obviously been a major failure in regards to keeping this blog updated, and for that I apologize. Work has been fairly busy, but the good news is we have a ton of new people, and my primary focus is making sure I teach them everything I can, and pass the knowledge on.

Speaking of passing on knowledge, please…please, keep your stuff updated. It’s important. Keep your databases clean and optimized as well!

Regarding life? I just spent too much money on a Palm Pre Touch Stone, but…it’s damn cool 😀

I will try to post more often, but until then, love peace and chicken grease!

-Kyle