Bug ID 946953: HTTP::close used in iRule might not close connection.

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1

Fixed In:
16.1.0,, 15.1.3

Opened: Sep 21, 2020
Severity: 3-Major


HTTP::close used in an iRule might not close the connection. For example: when HTTP_REQUEST { HTTP::close HTTP::respond 200 -version 1.1 content "OK" Content-Type text/plain }


HTTP connection can be re-used.


Using HTTP::close along with HTTP::respond


Explicitly add close header in the HTTP::respond. For example: HTTP::respond 200 content "OK" Connection close

Fix Information

Fixed an issue where HTTP::close might not close a connection.

Behavior Change