This behavior activates persistent connections between edge servers and clients, which allow for better performance and more efficient use of resources. Compare with the persistent​Connection behavior, which configures persistent connections for the entire journey from origin to edge to client. Contact Akamai Professional Services for help configuring either.

Warning. Disabling or removing this behavior may negatively affect performance.


Enables the persistent connections behavior.

timeoutstring (duration)

Specifies the timeout period after which edge server closes the persistent connection with the client, 500 seconds by default.