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TIME_WAIT

From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 94 16:18:50 PST
Message-Id: <9412210018.AA25469@acetes.pa.dec.com>
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@www0.cern.ch>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
    I still think that it is better to keep the connection open for a small
    amount of time as the server socket will go into TIME_WAIT state when
    it is closed and then can't be reused before about 240 seconds
    (recommended timeout accorsing to Simon)
    
This not just Simon's recommendation.  This is a MUST (i.e., mandatory)
requirement of RFC1122 (section 4.2.2.13).

And, to clarify: what cannot be reused is the memory allocated to the
connection state record; all other resources are reusable.  However, in
most BSD-based systems, this memory usage can be significant (one
mbuf).

-Jeff
Received on Tuesday, 20 December 1994 16:25:19 EST

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