Somehow I can't get Apache's mod-cache to work as I want. I want it to cache a proxy call to my tomcat server which is a jsp file. The jsp file displays the current time so I can notice if I get a cached response or not.. This is my config:

        CacheQuickHandler off
        CacheLock on
        CacheLockPath /tmp/mod_cache-lock
        CacheLockMaxAge 5
        CacheIgnoreHeaders Set-Cookie

       <Location /Kanzan/>
          CacheEnable disk
          CacheHeader on
          CacheDefaultExpire 800
          CacheMaxExpire 64000
          CacheIgnoreNoLastMod On
          #ExpiresActive on
          #ExpiresDefault A60

       ProxyPreserveHost On
       ProxyPass /Kanzan/
       ProxyPassReverse /Kanzan/

All this is inside my virtual host. I do log this in 5 different files,


But only cache.log and the 2 last ones ever get content. In the last file I allways get [21/sep/2018xxxxx +0200] "GET /Kanzan/testCache.jsp HTTP/1.1" 200 472

and in cache.log I repeatedly get

cache miss: attempting entity save

I get data saved to /var/cache/apache2/mod_cache_disk, but the the cache is never used as the time keeps updating on reload..


Now I realize that the cache works... BUT ... it does not work the way I want it to. When I press refresh on my browser I want the cached value on the server to be returned if it hasn't expired.. instead, whenever I press refresh, the chache is updated! How do I make it work so that the cached value is not updating whenever a new user require this page??

  • What do the HTTP response headers coming from the tomcat server look like? – guzzijason Sep 22 '18 at 2:03
  • I get nothing in the head tag.. Only the <title> tag is there.. – user2908112 Sep 22 '18 at 8:31
  • Sorry, this is the headers I get from tomcat: Content-length: 259, Content-Type: text/html;charset=UTF-8, Date: ..... – user2908112 Sep 22 '18 at 11:28

Just add this

CacheIgnoreCacheControl on
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