Varnish as a redirector for a millions URLs

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu May 23 16:45:36 CEST 2013

In message <CA+=Uhp8Eb6a6tgERfoMpiDg1Od15QAw+ZLBsuU+zTa++s4W8OQ at>
, Aleem B writes:

>It's based on a DB lookup. Currently I am using NGINX + Redis and there are
>about a million URLs.

Then you can either have a backend server do the lookup and have
varnish cache the result, or you can write a VMOD for varnish which
does the lookup and generate the redirects that way.

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