Serve old content if backed is slow.

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Dec 13 11:21:57 CET 2006

In message <457EEFAE.9050605 at>, Klaus writes:

>Is varnish able to serve old content if backend is slow ?
>I fact, the ideal way would be if content has expired, it would still 
>serve the old content until new content is retrieved from backend.

The "prefetch" feature we are planning will allow you to do something
like that.

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