Best practice for SSL passthrough?

Stewart Robinson stewsnooze at
Fri Jun 17 14:35:53 CEST 2011

Hi Lars,

A few people on the list have previously spoken about using stunnel or pound in front of Varnish to handle the SSL traffic.

On 17 Jun 2011, at 13:28, Lars Jørgensen wrote:

> Hi,
> We're building a varnish cache to put on a separate machine in front of a site that uses both http and https. Varnish is of course only supposed to cache http requests, but what is the best practice to pass https through to the backend? I'm thinking about putting a separate varnish instance up on port 443 that does a pipe on all requests.
> Lars
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