Tune Varnish for pipe only operations
bedis9 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 18:56:16 CET 2011
I'd be keen to help you doing this with HAPRoxy.
You could play with some ACLs to make haproxy swap from a http to tcp
backend depending on your needs.
That way, you could analyse your request then let the stream go.
You can contact me offlist if you need some help.
On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Brain Stormer <minoritystorm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, the back-end servers are some how breaking the HTTP protocol in some
> way, also it is HTTP/0.9 only, it just not well support by HAPROXY unless
> running it in binary proxying which won't give me the capability of doing
> the initial security checks and restrictions over the negotiation packets,
> Varnish was the only proxy tolerating all the protocol issues and still
> So what you say, is Varnish cannot be tuned for doing such job efficiently ?
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Simon Lyall <simon at darkmere.gen.nz> wrote:
>> I think varnish might not be the right tool for you, perhaps haproxy might
>> better suit your needs.
>> On Tue, 6 Dec 2011, Brain Stormer wrote:
>>> I am currently having Varnish deployed as a front-end proxy for a number
>>> back-end servers (media streaming).
>>> The back-end servers only communicate with HTTP in the initialization and
>>> then complete the session with binary streams. So basically, I do some
>>> checks at the `vcl_recv` then if everything is okay I `pipe` them to the
>>> Currently, I have absolutely NO use from Varnish capabilities of caching.
>>> I am currently facing CPU overhead at the `varnishd` process, I have
>>> lots of parts in Varnish, So...
>>> My question now is, How to tune Varnish to give full attention
>>> wise to piped requests, putting into mind that all sessions keeps up for
>>> hours long.
>>> Another question is, Do I still have to define a caching store ? I read
>>> some online resources that caching store is still needed for storage
>>> regarding Varnish threads.
>>> Awaiting your enlightening !
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