restarting varnish

Stephen Wood smwood4 at
Sat Apr 12 01:39:18 CEST 2014

The first thing I would do is test your vcl:

varnishd -C -f foo.vcl

If that's good, then make sure nothing is listening on varnish's port. If
so, kill it:
netstat -an (look for varnish ports)

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Roy Forster <royf442 at> wrote:

> Hello
> I tried making some changes that didn't work.
> So I changed it back to how varnish was running previously and now i can't
> start the actual service.
> Running varnish cache cli gives me child(xxx) said child start.
> But when I try "varnish service restart" it fails. What do I do next? I
> wonder if anyone can help me.
> Kind regards,
> Roy Forster
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