Can Proxy Compresses Response Contents and Send it to Users

Jonathan Schneider jon at
Sat Jul 9 11:35:00 BST 2005

This already happens to some extent.

A modern browser and suitably configured server (and this is the  
catch) may already compress http though I don't know of any proxies  
that might do the compression on content where the real server hasn't.

In addition dialup modems do compression.

There is no standard way of compressing ftp though most things sent  
over ftp are compressed anyway.

There's not much you can do about the general latency and performance  
of dial-up beyond disabling images then complaining to the european  
company that the website is unusable for the disabled.

One interesting solution being worked on by a friend for Africa is  
here. It cuts out much of the crap from websites.


On 9 Jul 2005, at 09:46, Farhad Soltani wrote:

> Hi,
> I need a server can compresses response from internet for dialup  
> users. I have many dialup users and I want to install a server can  
> compresses HTTP and FTP response for users.
> Please help me.
> Best Regards
> Farhad Soltani

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