This post explains the requirement to deploy the Sure Route Test Object (SRTO) in your Origin web server. Having the SRTO installed on your Origin web server is a requirement to make Akamai Sure Route working.
Characteristics for serving the Sure Route Test Object
When installing the SRTO please follow these rules:
- Your web server(s) must return the SRTO with a HTTP 200 response,
- It must not require any authentication to achieve the 200 result,
- The SRTO must reside on the same physical server(s) as the traffic being served through SureRoute so that it reflects the performance of those servers/connection,
- The SRTO should be a compressible object to model the transport behaviour of the dynamic text-based objects,
- The SRTO should be large enough to reflect packet loss on a given route. Absolutely not less than 4K.
An example of a Sure Route Test Object
The SRTO attached to this post (document sureroute-test-object.html) respects all the requirements listed above and you can safely deploy it in your infrastructure. You can install this file anywhere in your web documents tree. You can also rename it but be sure the chosen path and name will match what is defined in the Sure Route behaviour of your Akamai configuration (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: The SureRoute behaviour in Property Manager
NB: the attachement has been compressed. Unzip the attachement and deploy the included html file.