varnishhist stats

Sheldon Dsouza sheldond at
Tue Jun 22 12:18:31 CEST 2010

Hi Florian,

Thanks for the reply, its works now. I have across another problem, our
backend portal requires a login and password and tracks users sessions.

How do you prevent these authenticated sessions from getting cached?


On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM, Florian Holzhauer <fh-varnish at
> wrote:

> Am 22.06.10 11:21, schrieb Sheldon Dsouza:
>  I have installed Varnish on my production server, the configuration is
>> attached. I tried to get a few stats using the varnishhist command,
>> according to the stats a pipe "|" indicates cache hits
>> I dont see any pipes in my display, i have attached the out of the stats
>> in the varnish.txt file. What am i doing wrong?
> On a first brief look:
> If I do not recall it completely wrong, the error is the return(pass) as
> the default in vcl_fetch.
> "In this mode, the request is passed on to the backend, and the backend's
> response is passed on to the client, but is not entered into the cache.
> Subsequent requests submitted over the same client connection are handled
> normally." - so basically, you are bypassing the cache.
> The correct should be return (deliver);
> Cheers,
> Florian.
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