VCL documentation doesn't seem to mention vcl_timeout

Jonathan Matthews contact at
Sat May 28 22:33:05 CEST 2011

On 28 May 2011 20:07, Per Buer <perbu at> wrote:
> On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 8:54 PM, Jonathan Matthews <contact at> wrote:
>> doesn't
>> detail vcl_timeout, or indeed mention it at all.
> vcl_timeout was removed in Varnish 2.1.0. It never worked particularly well.

Thanks for the clarification. So what happens when any of the
backend's timeout values are exceeded? Do we get any control over the
resulting behaviour programatically, via command line settings, or ...

Jonathan Matthews
London, UK

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