README

What this plugin does:

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this plugin gzips or deflates or deflates responses, whichever is applicable
it can compress origin respones as well as cached responses

installation:
make && sudo make install

if no makefile is present, you can compile it using
    tsxs -o gzip.so *.cc
and then install it using
    tsxs -i -o gzip.so

after installation, add a line to plugin.config:
gzip.so

in this case, the plugin will use a default behaviour:
- use caching
- compress text/* for every origin
- don't hide accept encoding from origin servers (for an offloading reverse proxy)
- no urls are disallowed from compression

alternatively, a configuration can also be specified:
gzip.so <path-to-plugin>/sample.gzip.config

after modifying plugin.config, restart traffic server (sudo traffic_ctl server restart)
the configuration is re-read when a management update is given (sudo traffic_ctl config reload)

a sample configuration (sample.gzip.config):

######################################################################
#flags and options are:
#
# enable-gzip: default true, set true/false to enable/disable plugin for specific host
#
# remove-accept-encoding: this sets if the plugin should hide the accept encoding from origin servers
# - to ease the load on the origins
# - for when the proxy parses responses, and the resulting compression/decompression
#   is wastefull
#
# cache: when set, the plugin stores the uncompressed and compressed response as alternates
#
# compressible-content-type: wildcard pattern for matching compressible content types
#
# disallow: wildcard pattern for disablign compression on urls
######################################################################

#first, we configure the default/global plugin behaviour
enabled true
remove-accept-encoding true
cache false

compressible-content-type text/*
compressible-content-type *javascript*
#disabling is possible too
compressible-content-type !text/javascript

disallow /notthis/*.js
disallow /notthat*
disallow */bla*

#override the global configuration for a host.
#www.foo.nl does NOT inherit anything
[www.foo.nl]
enabled true
remove-accept-encoding true
compressible-content-type text/*

cache false
disallow /notthis/*.js
disallow /notthat*