Varnish keep-alive problem

Nick Loman nick at
Tue Jan 6 14:32:51 CET 2009

Tollef Fog Heen wrote:

> | Varnish is a very good web accelerator, and i find it support KeepAlive.
> | The default keep-alive is on. I want to turn off the keep-alive, but i don't know how to do it.
> | Please tell me how to turn off the keep-alive.
> I don't believe that's possible out of the box.  Why do you want to turn
> off keepalive?

You can turn it off on the backend web-server.

Alternatively, you could try adding: "Connection: close" to the returned 
headers in the VCL which should encourage the client to close the 



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