ESI and Gzip

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Oct 18 16:09:04 CEST 2012

In message <CAPpMyBGJ3pDzvTg9rtHX+iWnwwuvrEk1EWk5pEVRDkZtBMi4yQ at>, linuxsupport writes:

>Thanks Poul for the information.
>So it should be faster but total download time is higher when using varnish
>compared to when served directly from Apache.

That may be the case, yes.

btw:  Do check what the "gzip_level" parameter is set to in varnish,
you can probably easily afford 9, the default I belive is 6.
(Feedback on any effect would be most welcome)

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