Fwd: Trouble getting varnish to forwards on to SSL on port 443

doug livesey biot023 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 12:19:25 CEST 2012

Ah, brilliant, I'll look into that, then. Is there documentation on it?
And thanks too, Tobi -- it wasn't you misunderstanding, it was me! :)

On 24 August 2012 10:46, Daniel Schledermann <varnish at ds.schledermann.net>wrote:

> Den 24-08-2012 11:23, doug livesey skrev:
>  Hi, Tobias -- thanks very much for that.
>> So are you saying that I need some other software on there, too, to be
>> able to send on SSL requests?
> You are not initializing SSL connections in this setup, AFAICS.
>  I had adapted my vcl file from this tutorial: http://www.lullabot.com/**
>> articles/varnish-multiple-web-**servers-drupal<http://www.lullabot.com/articles/varnish-multiple-web-servers-drupal>
>> The hope was that, whilst varnish doesn't handle SSL, I would be able to
>> forwards on requests on port 443 (SSL requests, obviously) to be handled by
>> the servers that varnish was caching for.
>> I'm not trying to have varnish handle the SSL authentication or anything,
>> just to pass the request on.
> No, that is not possible. Varnish reads the HTTP-headers and so on, and
> can not function as a "dumb" TCP-proxy.
> However it is quite simple to setup NGINX to do the SSL-decryption, pass
> it on to Varnish, and then hopefully get some caching done anyway.
> /D
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