varnish with ssl

Michael Fischer michael at
Thu Apr 8 01:39:43 CEST 2010

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Ken Brownfield <kb+varnish at> wrote:

> I'd also add that by definition, SSL represents data that is secure between the server and the user.  Caching that data (or having it even pass through a cache) is conceptually incompatible.
> Obviously, SSL pages often contain static content (images), which would be nice to serve from a cache.

Well, which is it?  Is there a use case for SSL support in a caching
proxy, or isn't there?  I don't follow your argument.


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