Reducing backend connections

Michael Fischer michael at
Thu Apr 8 21:38:25 CEST 2010

Make sure your send buffer is large enough to hold the entire
response.  This will free up your backend server and Varnish as
quickly as possible.  The kernel will take care of the rest.


On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Rob S <rtshilston at> wrote:
> Hi,
> For most sites, we use Varnish to do both caching and load balancing.
>  However, for one or two, where it's not currently practical to cache, we
> use it solely for load balancing etc.  What's the best way of using Varnish
> so that the backends aren't kept holding the connections whilst the client
> is patiently downloading?  Should we PASS, PIPE, or just work as normal and
> set ttl=0, grace=0 etc?
> Thanks,
> Rob
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