caching and hiding 302 redirects

Rob S rtshilston at
Wed Sep 7 21:51:14 CEST 2011

On 07/09/2011 20:41, Stroomer, Jeff wrote:
> Varnish folks,
> I’m trying to combine Varnish with a Tomcat  servlet  to make a fancy 
> reverse proxy.  The idea is that Varnish forwards a URL to the 
> servlet, which uses a 302 redirect to tell Varnish what the “real” URL 
> should be.  For this to work well I need Varnish to do two things: 1) 
> cache the 302 redirects from the servlet, and also 2) hide the 
> redirect from the client.  It seems like I can get  Varnish to do one 
> or the other, but not both simultaneously.
>   Any suggestions as to how I can cache the 302 response and also hide 
> the redirect from the client?
> Jeff


Take a look at - this 
suggests putting a restart in vcl_deliver.


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