Long wait for first byte

Alex Hooper ahooper at bmjgroup.com
Fri Oct 8 12:58:31 CEST 2010


We have a 128MB zip file behind varnish which, when it has expired from cache or 
when I add magic headers to force a PASS, produces a long delay between request 
and first byte. Is varnish waiting to retrieve the whole object before starting 
to send it to the client? If so, can I modify that behaviour?

Many thanks,

Alex Hooper
Operations Team Leader, BMJ Group, BMA House, London WC1H 9JR
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 6049

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