I am using CloudFront with a Cherokee origin server for static files. Cherokee serves gzipped content for direct browser requests without any problem. But when CloudFront requests content, Cherokee serves it uncompressed because CloudFront is requesting it with HTTP/1.0 (but has header Accept-Encoding: gzip). Is there a way I can force gzip compression for HTTP/1.0 requests in Cherokee? My CloudFront costs are almost double because of this issue.

A similar issue exists for ngnix but fixable with a configuration change: http://www.cdnplanet.com/blog/gzip-nginx-cloudfront/

  • So that's why Amazon doesn't implement HTTP/1.1. – Michael Hampton Mar 10 '13 at 9:12
  • CloudFront does have Accept-Encoding: gzip and accepts gzipped content fine. – akkishore Mar 10 '13 at 9:14
  • Yes, but they can take you for lots of money until you notice the problem. – Michael Hampton Mar 10 '13 at 9:18
  • I somehow believe this. As a technical person it gives me no reason to do a HTTP/1.0 in this age. – akkishore Mar 10 '13 at 9:24
  • Exactly. HTTP/1.1 (RFC 2616) is almost 15 years old; not implementing it at least conditionally is ridiculous. – Michael Hampton Mar 10 '13 at 9:27

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