Varnish as web page cache for dynamic content

Kimmo Gläborg kimmo at
Wed Jun 20 16:30:56 CEST 2007

Oh, one more thing. One of our requirements it the possibility to
choose which content to cache and not. All our pages are individual
with ad strings etc. How do an external varnish box act, as a router
or a switch between networks? Can it do loadbalancing?

// kimmo

On 6/20/07, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at> wrote:
> In message <a226f3e20706200656m6d8aa789p47b45f4a6ec4d1f0 at>, "=?IS
> O-8859-1?Q?Kimmo_Gl=E4borg?=" writes:
> >Sounds wonderful. Sorry my incompetence but, just so I get this right,
> >in our IIS environment we use an old style "burning" batch jobs that
> >burns out static html pages from an .asp site. Could external Varnish
> >boxes replace & include a similar functionality?
> Yes, that's what it is designed for.
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