Varnish on stand-alone server

Andreas Plesner apj at
Fri Jan 20 20:25:46 CET 2017

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 04:38:57PM +0000, Stalker, Tim wrote:

> The problem is varnish doesn't communicate with the backend when I visit the
> backend host from outside the vm on my host computer's web browser.

How do you know? How do *WE* know?

> In /etc/varnish/varnish.params I have the VARNISH_LISTEN_PORT set to port 80
> and VARNISH_LISTEN_ADDRESS commented out. Note, that when I set the address
> to my backend ip, varnish won't start and I get this error:

I would assume that VARNISH_LISTEN_ADDRESS is where varnish listens for
connections, not the address of the backend, but that is specific to the
packaging done for your OS.


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