Varnish interview

Caunter, Stefan scaunter at
Tue Sep 21 16:16:47 CEST 2010

It is an interesting blog post, but it incorrectly implies that varnish
cache timing is controlled by the Cache-control header; client browser
behaviour is controlled by this header, not varnish. 

The time to live for objects is set in fetch, with additional timing
settings accessible using grace.

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Subject: NYT: Varnish interview

Jacob Harris from the New York times is interviewed here. About 80% of
interview is about how they use varnish:

Some more information here including VCL scripts.

Only just picked up from the interview that ESI doesn't work on gzipped 

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