make varnish still respond if backend dead
max.clark at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 19:34:14 CEST 2008
Did you find a solution to this?
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 12:51 AM, Sascha Ottolski <ottolski at web.de> wrote:
> sorry if this is FAQ: what can I do to make varnish respond to request
> if it's backend is dead. should return cache hits, of course, and
> a "proxy error" or something for a miss.
> and how can I prevent varnish to cache "404" for objects it couldn't
> fetch due to a dead backend? at least I think that is what happened, as
> varnish reported 404 for URLs that definetely exist; the dead backend
> seems to be the only logical explanation why varnish could think it's
> oh, and is there a way to put the local hostname in a header? I have two
> proxies, load balanced by LVS, so using server.ip reports the same IP
> on both nodes.
> Thanks, Sascha
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