Trouble getting varnish to forwards on to SSL on port 443

me at me at
Fri Aug 24 11:04:38 CEST 2012

hi doug,

> Hi -- I've recently setup a varnish instance to serve an image server, but
> am struggling with how to get it to pass on SSL requests.

varnish does not implement ssl (on purpose) you can tunnel ssl with
other reverse proxies (stud, stunnel, nginx, lighttpd, even apache).

if the proxy listening on port 443 does not forward the request to
varnish, look for mistakes in the configuration of the proxy.

good luck,
 tobias florek

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