Understanding the caching of Vary

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon May 23 10:15:24 CEST 2011

In message <BANLkTikEHq77xHby4r91Z85uXx=WotV64w at mail.gmail.com>, Simon Males writes:

>Not in this example.
>Load the following page in Firefox (e.g.):
>I get the X-Varnish identifier as 120088317
>Hitting the same URL with curl I get : 120088247
>I guess this example is invalid?

Use varnishlog to see what goes on.

Very likely, your browser sends other headers (cookies ?)
which makes the two requests not hit the same object.


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