Varnish and HTTPS

Stig Sandbeck Mathisen ssm at
Tue Dec 4 12:56:25 CET 2007

Erik <duja at> writes:

> I know that Varnish doesn't handle https. But what if the request is
> in https?  Would varnish pass it to the backend or just drop it?

It would not be a normal HTTP request, so Varnish would not try to
handle it.  You could place a https to http gateway between your users
and varnish, so varnish can accelerate the http traffic.  The pipeline
would look like this:

Duh Internet - https2http gw - varnish - http server

Stig Sandbeck Mathisen, Linpro

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