behaviour when client drops the connection?

stuart yeates stuart.yeates at
Mon Aug 31 03:11:33 CEST 2009


I'm looking to use varnish in front of an XSLT/PostgreSQL/Tomcat/Java 
site and have a question about varnish's behaviour when a client drops a 

The problem is that there are a relatively small number of pages which 
are _very_ slow to generate (>60 minutes) and a large number that are 
relatively fast. Clients tend to abort the slow pages, so (using our 
current reverse proxy) they never make it into the cache.

Ideally I'd like to make varnish continue the request and cache the 
result. Is that possible?

Is there a way to make these slow-to-generate pages have a much longer 


Stuart Yeates       New Zealand Electronic Text Centre     Institutional Repository

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