[tek.walk] Varnish sometimes fails but doesn’t tell

tekwalk.blogspot.in [22/Oct/2012]

http://tekwalk.blogspot.in/2012/10/varnish-sometimes-fails-but-dont-tell.html

… round-robin” configuration. It was creating names that way to avoid name collision for same service running on different nodes load-balanced by Varnish-Cache.

We checked for the configuration correctness

varnishd -C -f /my/varnish/config/file

It passed.

We started the Varnish service

/etc/init.d/varnish start

It started.

We tried accessing the services via Varnish.

It failed saying there no http service running at Varnish machine:port.

 
…..
So, the length of backend name there does effect but the VCL gives no error when starting Varnish-Cache.

BTW, from the checks performed… the maximum character backend name working for the configuration was 44 Character long.

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