Precompressed content-type found in HTTP Compression profile for F5

Vendor

F5

Description

Using the F5 device to compress content is a way of accelerating application content delivery. However, compressing content that is already pre-compressed results in longer response times and is using up system resources in vain. Indeni will alert when already-compressed content types are set for compression.

Remediation Steps

Remove any pre-compressed content type from the HTTP Compression profile. For each profile mentioned below, the specific content types that should be removed are listed.

How does this work?

This alert logs into the F5 through SSH and looks through all compression profiles for pre-compressed content-types.

Why is this important?

This alert logs into the F5 through SSH and looks through all compression profiles for pre-compressed content-types.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

Log into the device through SSH. Enter TMSH and issue the command "cd /;list ltm profile http-compression content-type-include". Look through each entry in the list and look for pre-compressed content-types.


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