Make reason-phrase optional?

Andreas Plesner Jacobsen apj at
Wed May 15 13:11:03 CEST 2013

On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 12:34:51PM +0200, Per Buer wrote:
> According to - the reason
> phrase is meant for human consumption and you're allowed to say whatever
> you'd like here. The reason phrase is required by the RFC and the question
> is whether Varnish should require it or not. After all, it isn't used for
> anything so I don't see a reason why we should require it. Then again, we
> cannot be faulted for declaring a backend sick when it is in violation of
> the protocol.

I think it's ok to ignore it. Because Postel.


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