Persistent Connections: Client to Edge

Persistent Connections (PConns) between a client and ​Akamai​ servers improves performance and enables use of resources.

How it works

This behavior maintains the TCP connection between the client and the edge server for longer periods of time, which results in removing the need for reestablishing a new connection if the browser stays idle for the timeout period. Persistent Connections are active by default and have a timeout period of 500 seconds.

Disabling this behavior or leaving the connection open excessively isn't recommended because it wastes valuable browser resources and open connections are more susceptible to attacks.

Persistent Connections is a locked behavior, which means that you can't edit it yourself. If you wish to disable Persistent Connections, please contact your Account Representative to discuss the effects this may have on your service.