We would also have to stick another web server in front of Varnish. We use Varnish as a cache, which would still work fine since it would speak plain HTTP over our private network. It can’t encrypt traffic, though, so we’d need another proxy to decrypt data from readers and take Varnish responses and encrypt them.
Even with this headache I now have, this is a great look into what it would take to mainstream secure http traffic.
Posted: March 24, 2011