enabling gzip on my ubuntu box

The good news – mod_deflate is already in apache2-common.
The not-so-bad news – you need to add the symlink to mods-enabled.
The somewhat worse news – even in 2005, there’s potentially browser compat issues depending on how far back you want to support.


I did the “impatient” route listed and added “AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml” to my 3 virtualhost stanzas.