varnish as general purpose web cache

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Sun Nov 3 21:51:33 UTC 2019

In message <CALssuR0=uyz38-Q7OOGfVcHpXkTS4gFjYhFE=TCRK32dpzF8fA at>, Sven Oehme writes:

>i can't create a cache as the content is non predictable and comes
>from various sources. i also can't change the tool thats accessing the
>files unfortunate. as i said, a very special case :-)
>the only way i see i can solve this is simply cache all accessed data
>via http, lets see if squid can do it.

Just to chime in: Squid's you tool for that, and it is not quite as horrible
as it once were, but still ... ugh!

That said, I have a squid running here myself, so that all my FreeBSD
machines do not need to drag updates into the house individually.

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