chunked transfer encoding

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue May 11 11:40:54 CEST 2010

In message <97924.57505.qm at>, Peter Janovsky writes:

>thnx poul, i must have read the documentation wrong. for my
>clarificaiton, if the backend specifies "Transfer-Encoding: chunked"
>and we are caching the file within varnish, varnish will send chunk
>the response to the client while simultaneously caching the file?

No, Varnish will receive the entire object from the backend, then
sind it with Content-Length to the client.

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