I've found that downloading certain gzip compressed files from our workplace's internal network causes the files to be decompressed as part of the download process. I don't want this to happen (they're linux kernel images). Can I stop it? This seems to happen in all web browsers I try, but not if I use wget.
It's common to use GZip to compress data sent over HTTP connections so browsers will extract the data if the see the header
Your best bet is to fix your internal server - exactly how depends on which server you're using. If you can't do that, you can try changing the