Varnish and HTTPS

Erik duja at
Tue Dec 4 13:08:17 CET 2007

Thanks for the info but I did just wondered if varnish pass it to the backend or if it drops the request. I did some tests and it seems like it passes the request to the backend. 

BTW, what program may I use to have https2http? Isn't https encrypted? 

/ Erik

Original Message -----------------------
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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