Is there a way to set the value of keep-alive = false and close the connection using HTTPClient and is this a best practice.

by default in apache KeepAlive is on

Accept-Ranges: bytes Vary: Accept-Encoding Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=100 Connection: Keep-Alive Content-Type: text/html

from the client I want to set Connection = close.

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    This looks like a question for Stack Overflow. Though you also will want to mention exactly what client you're using. There are multiple programs known as HTTPClient. – Michael Hampton Jan 4 '13 at 16:41


In the Apache configs you can find this:

KeepAlive On

Just change it to

KeepAlive Off

and then the KeepAlive setting for your apache server will be off.

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