Question of use of ACLs

Per Buer perbu at
Tue Jan 29 12:52:55 CET 2013

If you search around you'll find a few helpful tools here and there. does implement this.

This probably belongs in the std vmod as this is a often requested feature.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 10:38 PM, Jim Hayter <jhayter at> wrote:

> I am running Varnish 3.02 under Ubuntu 12.04.
> I am familiar with the ACL example of setting up a list of IPs and testing
> client.ip against it to limit the ability to purge.
> I have an environment where I would like to check the IP of the
> originating request against an ACL to decide which backend to use.  The
> problem is that with a CDN and nginx in front of varnish, client.ip does
> not contain the appropriate IP.  The originating IP is available in one of
> the request headers.  Is there a way to convince varnish to compare the
> originating IP with the ACL?
> Regards,
> Jim
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