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WebServer Protection: GZIP encoding of proxied HTTP traffic

The WAF strips the Accept-Encoding header from client requests, which is fine, as compression is not generally useful between the origin server and the proxy. However, it doesn't use the header itself, either. It doesn't compress proxied traffic before returning it to the client. Interestingly, pages generated by the WAF itself (such as error documents) are compressed. Only the proxied content remains uncompressed, and this can have a substantial impact on page speed.

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    Lyle MullicanLyle Mullican shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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