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What is Varnish?

Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.

How to use this image.

Basic usage

Create a default.vcl file:

vcl 4.0;

backend default {
  .host = "";
  .port = "80";

Then run:

$ docker run --name my-running-varnish -v /path/to/default.vcl:/usr/local/etc/varnish/default.vcl:ro -d tripviss/varnish

Alternatively, a simple Dockerfile can be used to generate a new image that includes the necessary default.vcl (which is a much cleaner solution than the bind mount above):

FROM tripviss/varnish:6.0

COPY default.vcl /usr/local/etc/varnish/

Place this file in the same directory as your default.vcl, run docker build -t my-varnish ., then start your container:

$ docker run --name my-running-varnish -d my-varnish

Exposing the port

$ docker run --name my-running-varnish -d -p 8080:6081 my-varnish

Then you can hit http://localhost:8080 or http://host-ip:8080 in your browser.

Advanced configuration using environment variables

You can override the size of the cache:

$ docker run --name my-running-varnish -e "VARNISH_MEMORY=1G" -d my-varnish

You can pass additional parameters to the varnishd process:

$ docker run --name my-running-varnish -e "VARNISH_DAEMON_OPTS=-t 3600 -p http_req_hdr_len=16384 -p http_resp_hdr_len=16384" -d my-varnish

You can change the path of the VCL configuration file:

$ docker run --name my-running-varnish -e "VARNISH_VCL=/root/custom.vcl" -v /path/to/custom.vcl:/root/custom.vcl:ro -d my-varnish

You can also change the ports used in a Dockerfile.

FROM tripviss/varnish:6.0

ENV VARNISH_DAEMON_OPTS "additional varnish options here"

Or with a command:

$ docker run --name my-running-varnish -e "VARNISH_PORT=80" -d -p 80:80 my-varnish

How to install VMODs (Varnish Modules)

Varnish Modules are extensions written for Varnish Cache.

To install Varnish Modules, you will need the Varnish source to compile against. This is why we install Varnish from source in this image rather than using a package manager.

Install VMODs in your Varnish project's Dockerfile. For example, to install the Querystring module:

FROM tripviss/varnish:6.0

# install vmod-querystring
RUN set -eux; \
    fetchDeps=' \
        ca-certificates \
        wget \
    '; \
    apt-get update; \
    apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends $fetchDeps; \
    rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*; \
    mkdir -p /usr/local/src; \
    cd /usr/local/src; \
    wget -O vmod-querystring.tar.gz "$VMOD_QUERYSTRING_VERSION/vmod-querystring-$VMOD_QUERYSTRING_VERSION.tar.gz"; \
    mkdir -p /usr/local/src/vmod-querystring; \
    tar -zxf /usr/local/src/vmod-querystring.tar.gz -C /usr/local/src/vmod-querystring --strip-components=1; \
    cd /usr/local/src/vmod-querystring; \
    gnuArch="$(dpkg-architecture --query DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE)"; \
    ./configure \
        --build="$gnuArch" \
        VARNISHSRC=/usr/src/varnish \
    ; \
    make -j "$(nproc)"; \
    make install; \
    make clean; \
    cd /; \
    rm -rf /usr/local/src/vmod-querystring /usr/local/src/vmod-querystring.tar.gz; \
    apt-get purge -y --auto-remove -o APT::AutoRemove::RecommendsImportant=false $fetchDeps


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