"hash" director and app cookie

Dridi Boukelmoune dridi at varni.sh
Wed Jun 24 10:32:27 CEST 2015

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM, Cédric Jeanneret <varnish at tengu.ch> wrote:
> How may I do that? using a simple "curl" doesn't show any
> load-balancing, as I'm hitting always the same instance. I'm pretty sure
> this is due to client.identity — how may I fake it?


Have a look at varnishtest for faking it, you can make your backends
reply with a hardcoded header and check that on the client side.

> I didn't find any documentation regarding this object, and reading
> source-code in order to know a bit more isn't really the easiest way to
> understand what's done.

See the documentation at the bottom:

The hash director doesn't rely on client.identity anymore, but on
whatever you want to use to route the traffic.


> Thanks for you help!
> Cheers,
> C.
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