- Property Manager name: Persistent Connections: Client to Edge
- Behavior version: The
latestrule format supports the
- Rule format status: Beta, possible breaking changes
- Access: Read-only
- Allowed in includes: Not available for
This behavior activates persistent connections between edge servers and clients, which allow for better performance and more efficient use of resources. Compare with the
persistentConnection behavior, which configures persistent connections for the entire journey from origin to edge to client. Contact Akamai Professional Services for help configuring either.
This behavior is only supported with the HTTP/1.1 networking protocol that's automatically enabled in all properties. If you include this behavior in the same rule with
http3, edge servers honor requests using either of these protocols, but the settings specified in the
persistentClientConnection behavior won't apply. Both
http3 apply persistent connections automatically.
Warning. Disabling or removing this behavior may negatively affect performance.
Enables the persistent connections behavior.
Specifies the timeout period after which edge server closes the persistent connection with the client, 500 seconds by default.