Varnish CLI user feedback, please.

Per Buer perbu at
Wed Feb 24 22:36:32 CET 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 7:37 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at>wrote:

> I'm looking at the CLI/varnishadm stuff right now, and would like some
> feedback from you guys...
> Right now (in -trunk) we have these possible CLI configurations:
>        A)  no CLI at all.

Probably useful for a lot of simple uses. Some CMS might ship Varnish as
part of it and there won't a need for CLI.

>        B)  CLI on stdin (-d)
>        C)  CLI on TELNET (-T)
>        D)  CLI on "call-back" (-M)

I really like this one. If we could have an option to let Varnish start
without the cache running (like -d) one could picture some sort of service
accepting connections from newly started varnishd servers. The service would
then configure the caches, provision them with VCL and start them up. The
need for messing around with having shell and config files on the
caches disappears.

Per Andreas Buer,  CEO, Varnish Software AS
Phone: +47 21 54 41 21 / Mobile: +47 958 39 117 / skype: per.buer
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