TCP time_wait and port exhaustion for servers

Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca
Thu Dec 6 16:33:30 UTC 2012


Question:

If a TCP connection is left hanging and continues to hoard the port for
some time before it times out, shouldn't the work to be focused on
finding out why the connection is not properly closed instead of trying
to support a greater number of hung connections waiting to time out ?





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