VCL Pipe heads up


#1

Just as a heads up when you’re writing your own VCL, we don’t allow vcl_pipe in customer uploaded VCL.

The reason why: vcl_pipe opens a raw TCP socket in the network, and that’s not ideal when building a high scale CDN :smile:

The good news is that we’ve gotten really good at helping customers achieve their intended goals without using vcl_pipe – let us know what you’re using pipe for now, and we can help implement the logic in some other way.


#2

We are trying to use socket.io without success. What is your suggestion to support this without vcl_pipe?


#3

Unfortunately, we don’t have a way to support sockets right now. It may be something we develop in the future, but we don’t have a great option for you at the moment.