Varnish the poor mans reverse proxy?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Jun 5 09:58:10 CEST 2007

In message <000301c7a709$fbaafda0$6600a8c0 at octane>, Nathan McSween writes:

>Is it possible to use varnish as a fake layer 7 load balancer by redirecting
>static content (e.g. .png, .jpg, etc) to a fast static server and dynamic to


Declare two backends in your VCL program and select the appropriate
one in vcl_miss{}

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