best way to not cache large files?

AD straightflush at
Sun Mar 13 15:26:54 CET 2011

i dont think you can check the body size (at least it seems that way with
the existing req.* objects ).  If you know the mime-type of the file you
might just be able to pipe the mime type if that works for all file sizes ?

I wonder if there is a way to pass the req object into some inline C that
can access the body somehow?

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 11:28 PM, Chris Hecker <checker at> 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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