Sticky clients and varnish

Martin Boer martin.boer at
Thu May 6 11:55:04 CEST 2010

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <alpine.DEB.1.10.1005061107350.4330 at>,
>  Andreas Haase - evolver group writes:
>> Hello,
>> I'd like to use a director with sticky client configured. But all 
>> documentation I found only mentions random and round-robin as possible 
>> options. Is there any recent docu for this feature?
> We're working on the docs, but if you make a "client" director
> (syntax otherwise like the "random" director) it will distribute
> based on the client's IP#.
> This does not (yet) take X-Forwarded-For headers into account.
Just out of curiosity, wouldn't that give very weird results when 
several people use the same outbound IP-address ?
I would assume the purpose of stickyness is to give returning browsers a 
headstart in something.
But I could be wrong on both accounts. :)

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