Varnish use for purely binary files

Michael S. Fischer michael at
Tue Jan 19 00:49:03 CET 2010

On Jan 18, 2010, at 3:47 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message <D95E1BEC-1B8D-4DE1-8A91-7C1C92AC1985 at>, "Michael S. Fis
> cher" writes:
>> 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.

I meant it for practical purposes, Poul-Henning.  But I'm sure you knew that. :)


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