[Catalyst] anyone used Varnish yet?

Jay Kuri jayk at ion0.com
Thu Jun 25 03:32:55 GMT 2009


I've used varnish a lot.  (I also wrote the advent article) and the


It is very nice, much better than the alternatives (squid, etc.) It
takes a little getting used to, but it gives you incredible control
over how you handle requests.

One thing I will say is always specify your storage methods.  By
default it will grab like half of the available memory (or something
like that) and it's rare that you need that.

Also be wary of the cookie handling.  You need to add cache control to
your application in the right way or you will serve generic content
when you shouldn't and  custom (per user) content when you want generic.

See this:


for some advice there.

Good luck!


On Jun 24, 2009, at 7:02 PM, kakimoto at tpg.com.au wrote:

> hi everyone,
> I just read http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/2008/14
> I have seen some mentions on
> http://www.mail-archive.com/catalyst@lists.scsys.co.uk/msg04620.html
> and http://www.mail-archive.com/catalyst@lists.scsys.co.uk/msg06552.html
>  .
> Was wondering if anyone's used it and have any words of praise/
> complaints?
> thanks
> k. akimoto
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