Using hitch with varnish on Debian Jessie

I ended up needing to install hitch on a server recently, so the https:// traffic could be routed through Varnish (along with the existing ‘http’ stuff) for performance reasons.

The server only runs WordPress sites, so there are WordPress specific things in the Varnish configuration (vcl) file below.

Versions: Varnish 5.2, Hitch 1.4.4, Apache 2.4 and Debian Jessie.

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postsrsd monit config

This might work to configure monit on Debian (Jessie) to monitor postsrsd.

check process postsrsd matching "/usr/sbin/postsrsd"
    group postsrsd
    start program = "/etc/init.d/postsrsd start"
    stop  program = "/etc/init.d/postsrsd stop"
    if failed host localhost port 10001 then restart 
    if failed host localhost port 10002 then restart