[experimental-ims] 56cfc90 alternative, simpler cookie stripper by James Light

Per Buer perbu at varnish-software.com
Thu Dec 18 10:27:42 CET 2014

commit 56cfc9088bd7dd888b0d13517193d9ba043219b9
Author: Per Buer <perbu at varnish-software.com>
Date:   Thu Mar 29 11:10:36 2012 +0200

    alternative, simpler cookie stripper by James Light

diff --git a/doc/sphinx/tutorial/cookies.rst b/doc/sphinx/tutorial/cookies.rst
index 20fd302..93289c3 100644
--- a/doc/sphinx/tutorial/cookies.rst
+++ b/doc/sphinx/tutorial/cookies.rst
@@ -64,8 +64,25 @@ cookies named COOKIE1 and COOKIE2 and you can marvel at it::
-The example is taken from the Varnish Wiki, where you can find other
-scary examples of what can be done in VCL.
+A somewhat simpler example that can accomplish almost the same can be
+found below. Instead of filtering out the other cookies it picks out
+the one cookie that is needed, copies it to another header and then
+copies it back, deleting the original cookie header.::
+  sub vcl_recv {
+         # save the original cookie header so we can mangle it
+        set req.http.X-Varnish-PHP_SID = req.http.Cookie;
+        # using a capturing sub pattern, extract the continuous string of 
+        # alphanumerics that immediately follows "PHPSESSID="
+        set req.http.X-Varnish-PHP_SID = 
+           regsuball(req.http.X-Varnish-PHP_SID, ";? ?PHPSESSID=([a-zA-Z0-9]+)( |;| ;).*","\1");
+        set req.http.Cookie = req.X-Varnish-PHP_SID;
+        remove req.X-Varnish-PHP_SID;
+   }   
+There are other scary examples of what can be done in VCL in the
+Varnish Cache Wiki.
 Cookies coming from the backend

More information about the varnish-commit mailing list