NGINX module for Brotli compression
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README.md

ngx_brotli

Brotli is a generic-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm, Huffman coding and 2nd order context modeling, with a compression ratio comparable to the best currently available general-purpose compression methods. It is similar in speed with deflate but offers more dense compression.

ngx_brotli is a set of two nginx modules:

  • ngx_brotli filter module - used to compress responses on-the-fly,
  • ngx_brotli static module - used to serve pre-compressed files.

Status

Both Brotli library and nginx module are under active development.

Installation

$ cd nginx-1.x.x
$ ./configure --add-module=/path/to/ngx_brotli
$ make && make install

Configuration directives

brotli_static

  • syntax: brotli_static on|off|always
  • default: off
  • context: http, server, location

Enables or disables checking of the existence of pre-compressed files with.br extension. With the always value, pre-compressed file is used in all cases, without checking if the client supports it.

brotli

  • syntax: brotli on|off
  • default: off
  • context: http, server, location, if

Enables or disables on-the-fly compression of responses.

brotli_types

  • syntax: brotli_types <mime_type> [..]
  • default: text/html
  • context: http, server, location

Enables on-the-fly compression of responses for the specified MIME types in addition to text/html. The special value * matches any MIME type. Responses with the text/html MIME type are always compressed.

brotli_buffers

  • syntax: brotli_buffers <number> <size>
  • default: 32 4k|16 8k
  • context: http, server, location

Sets the number and size of buffers used to compress a response. By default, the buffer size is equal to one memory page. This is either 4k or 8k, depending on a platform.

brotli_comp_level

  • syntax: brotli_comp_level <level>
  • default: 6
  • context: http, server, location

Sets Brotli quality (compression) level. Acceptable values are in the range from 0 to 11.

brotli_window

  • syntax: brotli_window <size>
  • default: 512k
  • context: http, server, location

Sets Brotli window size. Acceptable values are 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k, 32k, 64k, 128k, 256k, 512k, 1m, 2m, 4m, 8m and 16m.

brotli_min_length

  • syntax: brotli_min_length <length>
  • default: 20
  • context: http, server, location

Sets the minimum length of a response that will be compressed. The length is determined only from the Content-Length response header field.

Variables

$brotli_ratio

Achieved compression ratio, computed as the ratio between the original and compressed response sizes.

Contributing

See Contributing.

License

Copyright (C) 2002-2015 Igor Sysoev
Copyright (C) 2011-2015 Nginx, Inc.
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