Varnish use for purely binary files
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jan 19 00:47:53 CET 2010
In message <D95E1BEC-1B8D-4DE1-8A91-7C1C92AC1985 at dynamine.net>, "Michael S. Fis
>That's why you don't use those webservers as origin servers for
>that purpose. But you don't use Varnish for it either. It's not
>an origin server anyway.
Actually, for protocol purposes, Varnish is an origin server.
If you read RFC2616 very carefully, you can find the one place where
they failed to evict server-side caches from the text, when they
realized that a cache under the control of the webmaster, is
indistinguisable from a webserver, for protocol purposes.
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