Dependance (or better non-dependance) on the Origin

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Apr 25 08:53:08 CEST 2008

In message <2fa1e1780804231025k445b1f8cj87700890f79c4a6a at>, "Max Clark" writes:

>How does Varnish handle the connections to the Origin? Is it possible
>to have Varnish serve requests if the Origin is down?

Varnish does not contact the backend if the object it has in the cache is
good to be served.

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