client keepalive on high trafic site

Václav Bílek v.bilek at
Tue Sep 8 10:58:38 CEST 2009


We have a problem with varnish using keepalive for clients, when
established connections goes above 8K varnish slows down which means the
site stops reponding.

Unfortunately we cant use
	set   resp.http.Connection="close";
because IE6 has problem with that ( after loading page source there is a
lag(few seconds) before downloading page elements)

is there any way how to disable keepalive just for certain clients (IE6);

How hard would it be to implement global keepalive off in varnish?

thanks for you time

Vaclav Bilek

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