Pass 200 on 404

Hugo Cisneiros (Eitch) hugo.cisneiros at
Mon Feb 25 21:28:26 CET 2013

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Jeffrey Taylor <jefe78 at> wrote:

> We only actually want to do this with our video segments. The reason is,
> if our streaming box or our ingress box crash, we start generating 404's to
> CF. The second CF gets a 404, we're screwed for ~5 minutes. That's a
> lifetime for live video.
> CF allows TTLs on all types of files/rules, but a 404 is a solid 5 minutes
> cached by them.
> I'm open to other ideas!

Ah, if it's only these items, I think it's OK. I thought that replying 200
to everything should confuse crawlers, robots, users, and so on :-)

Give the beresp.status and vcl_error a try. I used this a lot to generate
temporary redirects (301) instead of 200 or 404.

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