Varnish and sticky sessions

JT Justman jt at
Thu Nov 13 17:03:39 CET 2008

Torstein Krause Johansen wrote:
> Heya,
> is there a way to get Varnish load balancing (the director) to support 
> sticky sessions?
> Or do I need to put a load balancer behind the Varnish that ensures that 
> a client with a given session always goes to the same backend server?

Never tried it, but it seems to me you could read a cookie in VCL to
determine the backend to use. This is how most load balancers handle
sticky sessions, right?

jt at

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