how to configure varnish to drop a connection instead of sending 503?

Lasse Karstensen lkarsten at
Mon Aug 26 16:22:11 CEST 2013

On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 01:16:12PM +0000, Peter Jacobs wrote:
> Is there a way to make Varnish just drop the connection if the backend is down, instead of sending a 503? This will help us until we upgrade to a better loadbalancer that can handle status codes.

Yes, you can use the shield vmod for this:

With regards,
Lasse Karstensen
Varnish Software AS

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