TCP time_wait and port exhaustion for servers

Terry Baranski terry.baranski.list at
Wed Dec 5 22:30:16 UTC 2012

On Wed, 5 Dec 2012, Ray Soucy wrote:

> My question is basically, "how low can you go?"
> There seems to be consensus around 20 seconds being safe, 
> 15 being a 99% OK, and 10 or less being problematic.

I'm trying to imagine how even 10 could be problematic nowadays. Have you
found people reporting specific issues with 10?


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