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Play comes with two configurable server backends, which handle the low level work of processing HTTP requests and responses to and from TCP/IP packets.
Starting in 2.6.x, the default server backend is the Akka HTTP server backend, based on the Akka-HTTP server. Prior to 2.6.x, the server backend is Netty.
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