Varnish on top of CAStor
l at lrowe.co.uk
Thu Aug 25 13:28:48 CEST 2011
On 25 August 2011 08:29, Thijs van Nuland <tvannuland at mirabeau.nl> wrote:
> Hi, I am using Varnish in front of the Caringo CAStor storage system.
> CAStor requires Varnish to perform the actions described below, is this possible? (basically I would need some kind of ‘God mode’ for the backends, or I need to bypass the director – or make my own director)
> ( the redirects occur on PUT-POST-GET-HEAD)
> Thanks in advance.
> Client applications must be able to accept and properly interpret two different
> kinds of redirect responses. If CAStor returns a 301 Moved Permanently response, this means the Primary Access Note
> (PAN) is asking the client to resend the current request to the location supplied in the response headers (see Section 10.3.2 of the HTTP/1.1 spec) and to direct all future requests to that new node until further
> An authorization parameter will be supplied in the location header. This
> parameter should be included in the request to the new PAN. It is possible that a
> future Moved Permanently will be received
> redirecting to yet another PAN (in that respect, the response is slightly
> The second type of redirect response CAStor might send is the 307 Temporary Redirect. This response asks the client
> to resend the current request to the location
> supplied in the response headers, but to continue using the original PAN for the
> next request until further notice.
This will not be possible to implement as Varnish does not store the
body of the request so it is not possible to restart a POST or PUT
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