Varnish as web page cache for dynamic content

Kimmo Gläborg kimmo at
Wed Jun 20 15:48:24 CEST 2007

Can varnish run on separate machines?

We wan't to place the future cache machine's between load balancer
and web front ends. We have two systems we would like to use same
caching boxes for; one unix based CMS and also one iis environment.
Is this doable?

// kimmo

On 6/20/07, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at> wrote:
> In message <a226f3e20706200611g7ea657dfscc52ffa02695fc at>, "=?ISO-
> 8859-1?Q?Kimmo_Gl=E4borg?=" writes:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I'm totally new to Varnish and working for the largest IT news portal in
> >Scandinavia. We're looking to replacing our current server side page
> >cache environment with a hardware solution (such as Netapp NetCache
> >for example). Now would this be possible to do maybe with Varnish instead?
> >
> >So I don't want to use Varnish for client proxy anyhow, just website
> >content cache/acceleration and if possible also distribution for
> >streaming media (webtv)..
> That's exactly what Varnish is built for :-)
> Dag-Erling and I talked briefly about real-time streaming apps yesterday
> and I think I can say definitively, that it is at earliest a v3 feature,
> if we do it at all.
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