opensuse 42.2 systemd varnishlog.service fails to start after system reboot

Admin Beckspaced admin at
Wed Aug 9 17:49:27 CEST 2017

Hey Dridi,

thanks a lot for your input. Highly appreciated ;)

Will test out later and see if things work out ok.


On 09.08.2017 17:36, Dridi Boukelmoune wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:46 PM, Admin Beckspaced <admin at> wrote:
>> Hello Varnish Community,
>> I'm running an openSUSE 42.2 server with varnish 5.1.2
> Update to 5.1.3, your Varnish instance can be DoS'd remotely!
>> For me it looks like that varnishlog.service is waiting for varnish.service
>> to start and the varnish.service seems to take a bit long to start up?
> Correct.
>> Is there a systemd service option to wait for a few seconds before starting
>> varnishlog.service
>> something like a delayed start of the service?
> Not a systemd option, but you can use the `-t` option in varnishncsa
> or varnishlog to increase the timeout (defaults to 5s).
>> VARNISHLOG_PARAMS="-f /etc/varnish/varnishncsa-log-format-string -a -w
>> /var/log/varnish/varnish.log"
> This is where you want to add a timeout option. See man varnishncsa.
> Cheers,
> Dridi
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