Keep-Alive acceleration, is this possible?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Sep 25 16:38:47 CEST 2008

In message <48DB7CDA.9000604 at>, Nick Loman writes:

>I am looking at Varnish as a web accelerator (it looks great!), and I 
>wonder if it is possible to get the best of both worlds, i.e. the user 
>still gets KeepAlive support, but the backends server one script per 

That will work.

>I was thinking it might be possible to strip out the "Connection: Close" 
>header returned by Apache, [...]

You don't need to do anything.

"Connection:" is a hop-by-hop header, so Varnish already deletes it before
sending the reply to the client

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