check vcl file for errors, kill's varnishd

Tom Anheyer Tom.Anheyer at
Mon Dec 14 10:19:56 CET 2015


maybe you make the same mistake like me. Try:

varnishd -C - f /usr/local/etc/varnish/default.vcl -n /tmp/

because varnishd -C … deletes a n existing compiled boot config.


Am 11.12.2015 um 20:16 schrieb Johan Hendriks:
> 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.
> Regards
> Johan
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