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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: server sluggishness
Date Thu, 25 Apr 1996 12:03:38 GMT
Dirk.vanGulik wrote:
> 
> 
> > Randy Terbush wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > What is the significance of many sockets to port 80 in TIME_WAIT state?
> > > 
> > > I know that is a sketchy question, but would appreciate help interpreting
> > > the netstat -a output.
> > 
> > TIME_WAIT means that a normal TCP close has completed. The spec mandates that
> > the socket must then wait for twice the maximum segment lifetime. The spec
> > says that the MSL is two minutes, but 1 min or 30 seconds are also used.
> > 
> 
> Check out the discussion in T/TCP and HTTP in part 3 of TCP/IP Illustrated
> by illustrous Stevens. Quite a must for all apache developers (Get 1,2,3
> and TCP/IP Networking for Unix :-)

Eh? I didn't know there was a part 3! I've got 1 & 2, of course!

Didn't Stevens also do that rather good POSIX book which I haven't got?

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> Dw.

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