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5.7. HTTP Persistent Connections (keep-alive)

Persistent connections improve performance by allowing the underlying socket connection to be reused for multiple http requests. JAX-WS uses Java SE's HttpURLConnection to send requests to web services. HTTP keep-alive behavior can be controlled by the http.keepAlive (default: true) and http.maxConnections (default: 5) system properties. For more information, see Networking Properties