too much requests for varnish?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Nov 18 16:28:26 CET 2009

In message <4B0411ED.5020409 at>, Daniel Bruessler writes:
>we're using varnish for a newspaper-portal and see in the logfile that
>about 1% of the requests are NOT done by varnish. That requests don't
>get the special varnish-http-header like the "Age:" info.

Check if these requests are processed by "pipe" or "pass".

Pay particular attention to "pipe" as all subsequent requests on
the same TCP connection gets routed directly to the backend.

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