check vcl file for errors, kill's varnishd

Johan Hendriks joh.hendriks at
Fri Dec 11 22:53:38 CET 2015

I installed varnish with the ports system.
The whole day I encountered this issue while we where testing, now I can
use it without any problem?

I can not replicate the problem anymore.

Sorry for the noice.


Op 11/12/15 om 22:12 schreef Mark Felder:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2015, at 13:16, Johan Hendriks wrote:
>> Hello all.
>> I use varnish 4.1 on a FreeBSD 10.2 machine. All is running fine but when
>> I
>> want to make a change to the config and test the changes with the
>> command  varnishd -C - f /usr/local/etc/varnish/default.vcl, then I need
>> to restart varnish because it does not respond anymore.
>> I thought maybe this can not be done with the running config so I used a
>> different file but it shows the same behavior.
>> Is it something I am doing wrong, has things changed with 4.1 or is it
>> something else.
>> Thanks for your time.
> How did you install Varnish on FreeBSD? The lastest port
> (varnish4-4.1.0_2) has some nice features such as "service varnishd
> configtest" that will do the config test for you.
> In my testing I have not seen this cause varnish to stop responding.

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