I have varnish installed and I think it's working properly (not sure if it matters but I am using
iptables reroute method to route ports
incoming:80 > varnish:8080 > apache:80
varnishstat I see a pretty high Hitrate average (60-80%) which I am working on but I am unclear at what all of the stats presented by
Specifically the following Backend stats:
380 0.00 0.26 Backend conn. success 10122 15.00 6.85 Backend conn. reuses 267 0.00 0.18 Backend conn. was closed 10391 15.00 7.04 Backend conn. recycles
I've read a blog post called "Varnishstat for dummies" which outlines a lot of details of varnishstat (I recommend it for beginners) but it does not go over these Backend stats.
Feel free to explain here or link to a resource I've missed :)