best way to not cache large files?

Martin Boer martin.boer at
Tue Mar 15 08:40:05 CET 2011

I've been reading this discussion and imho the most elegant way to do it 
is to have a upload directory X and 2 download directories Y and Z with 
a script in between that decides whether it's cacheable and move the 
file to Y or uncacheable and put it in Z.
All the other solutions mentioned in between are far more intelligent 
and much more likely to backfire in some way or another.

Just my 2 cents.

On 03/13/2011 05:28 AM, Chris Hecker wrote:
> I have a 400mb file that I just want apache to serve.  What's the best 
> way to do this?  I can put it in a directory and tell varnish not to 
> cache stuff that matches that dir, but I'd rather just make a general 
> rule that varnish should ignore >=20mb files or whatever.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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