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Re: Openssl/zlib support?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 10:26:38 +0200

Jens Peters wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
> > No, zlib is not linked with openssl (in other words: openssl is not
>> built with zlib enabled).
>>
>> But neon and serf (the DAV libraries subversion uses) are linked with
>> zlib.
>
> Wow, thanks for your fast answer! I'm asking because I read the
> following chapter: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/ssl/ssl_faq.html#comp
>
> But if you don't use zlib within openssl then there is no urgent need
> for me to change my mod_ssl.
>
>
> I think (but I'm not sure) that zlib support in neon is used when you
> use mod_deflate on the server. I'm not sure what happens if you would
> combine deflate and ssl? Is one prefered over the other? Will

yes, neon uses zlib in combination with mod_deflate.
You can of course combine deflate and ssl. But it won't help: there's no
gain in compressing something twice with the same algorithm.

> mod_deflate ueberhaupt be used in combination with ssl? Or does some
> data will compressed twice? I have something to play with ;)

I leave you to play with these settings yourself. Please report back
what you find.
And next time, use the correct glyph: it's "überhaupt", not "ueberhaupt" :)

Stefan

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Received on 2008-06-20 10:27:14 CEST

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