Varnish configuration / (s)maxage
runyaga at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 15:41:46 CEST 2007
We are using varnish very successfully. I would like to give you guys
whatever feedback that I can.
The Zope/Plone system has a fairly sophisticated control system for
interacting with cache servers like Squid or Varnish. And I was under
the impression that one of the way people configure Zope/Plone is like
expires: in the past
This basically states we want to cache in varnish for a week but never
in the browser. This is a control that we use with Squid very
successfully. Unfortunately this configuration does not seem to work
with varnish well.
What I spoke with phk about on #varnish was some mechanism for us to
peer into the cache so I can:
- Query to see what is cached
- See what each entry looks like
Early on in one of our configurations incorrect vcl configuration was
crashing varnishd. That was kinda ugly. Once it was configured
correctly -- all is well.
varnish is amazing! I have a lot of feature requests *grin*. But
what is important that there is a large community, Zope/Plone that
could benefit from this technology. The community is already familiar
with complex caching configurations and most large systems use Squid
in production. Moving to varnish is a no-brainer. Especially once
varnish reaches feature parity with squid. Specifically vary support.
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