Bug 58609 - JMeter support for gzip for requests when content-encoding is set to gzip
Summary: JMeter support for gzip for requests when content-encoding is set to gzip
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: JMeter - Now in Github
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTTP (show other bugs)
Version: 2.13
Hardware: All All
: P1 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: JMeter issues mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-13 19:49 UTC by jayakhanna.p
Modified: 2019-05-15 13:13 UTC (History)
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Description jayakhanna.p 2015-11-13 19:49:58 UTC
While setting the content-encoding to gzip in the http header manager and trying to send the POST request, the http body content isn't compressed and eventually throws an error. 

Would be good to add support for gzip, deflate for the request too. Looked at the code and we do use GzipInputStream for the responses. 

if (instream != null) {// will be null for HEAD
                instream = new CountingInputStream(instream);
                try {
                    Header responseHeader = httpMethod.getResponseHeader(HTTPConstants.HEADER_CONTENT_ENCODING);
                    if (responseHeader!= null && HTTPConstants.ENCODING_GZIP.equals(responseHeader.getValue())) {
                        InputStream tmpInput = new GZIPInputStream(instream); // tmp inputstream needs to have a good counting
                        res.setResponseData(readResponse(res, tmpInput, (int) httpMethod.getResponseContentLength()));                        
                    } else {
                        res.setResponseData(readResponse(res, instream, (int) httpMethod.getResponseContentLength()));
                } finally {
Comment 1 The ASF infrastructure team 2022-09-24 20:38:01 UTC
This issue has been migrated to GitHub: https://github.com/apache/jmeter/issues/3693