Varnish version 6.3 vcl test fails with custom http header starting with a number

Yassine Aouadi yassine.aouadi90 at
Mon Oct 21 13:21:15 UTC 2019

>Can you tell us from which version you are upgrading to 6.3?
  I am upgrading from 5.2.1  but   same  code tested and worked with
varnish   6.0.5 lts and  6.2.1 (all downloaded from package cloud) on
ubuntu bionic.

Testing   6 series version to choose to which one I should upgrade .
 Sadly ,Some backends  only accept requests with an "exotic" header name .

Should I expect this restriction  included in   a  new  6.0 .* lts  package
as well ?

If I have  no choice and have to import the header vmod would you advise
how can i set   brand new key-value   http header   in vcl   using this

I  only saw operations on existing  headers in doc :


On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 11:14 AM Dridi Boukelmoune <dridi at> wrote:

> > before submitting a bug a report in github wanted to check is someone is
> familiar with this issue ?
> Can you tell us from which version you are upgrading to 6.3?
> I know that at some point header names parsing changed so that they'd
> have to be proper VCL symbols, leaving no room for otherwise valid
> HTTP headers that don't happen to match VCL expectations. We have no
> alternate syntax for "exotic" header names, I suggested req.http[7hello],
> someone else suggested req.http."7hello" but nothing happened in this
> direction. So your only solution today is to use vmod_header.
> Dridi
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