What to do when the backend sends no caching information?

Alecs Henry alecshenry at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 22:41:36 CET 2008

Hi Per,

I'm actually using the cookies in the cache (using the information provided
on the website -- set req.hash += req.http.cookie;) and it works just fine!
One thing that the backend does is vary on user-agent, not only
content-encoding (I've removed the UA vary on the response, though).

So looking into varnishlog I can see the pass, even after the hash is shown

Any pointers?



On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 7:21 PM, Per Buer <perbu at linpro.no> wrote:

> Hi,
> Alecs Henry wrote:
> >
> > Well, turns out varnish may be setting the ttl all right (I do it in
> > vcl_fetch, but frankly there really is no way to see if it is set
> > correctly or not! or is there?) but the page always gets a PASS, never a
> > HIT. Age: is set to 0 by varnish.
> The client probably sends a cookie. When varnish sees a cookie it does a
> pass. Please see the FAQ on notes on how to deal with this.
> Per.
> --
> http://linpro.no/ | http://redpill.se/
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://www.varnish-cache.org/lists/pipermail/varnish-misc/attachments/20081212/9a73e41a/attachment-0002.html>

More information about the varnish-misc mailing list