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Re: TCP Socket and TIME_WAIT

by dave_the_m (Parson)
on Aug 28, 2012 at 02:04 UTC ( #990110=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to TCP Socket and TIME_WAIT

TIME_WAIT is an integral part of the TCP protocol state, and the socket will always enter TIME_WAIT for a period in the the host which first closed the socket.

See the TCP state diagram


Comment on Re: TCP Socket and TIME_WAIT
Re^2: TCP Socket and TIME_WAIT
by Deus Ex (Beadle) on Aug 28, 2012 at 06:36 UTC

    Sure, I know, but it wasn't clear to me how to achieve an active close, instead a passive one for which, on that system, the socket would last on TIME_WAIT for some time.

    Thanks though!

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