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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@topsail.org>
Subject Re: IRIX and FIN_WAIT_2 timeouts
Date Sat, 01 Feb 1997 04:48:15 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> Marc Slemko wrote:
> >
> > FYI, I am in contact with a guy at SGI about a FIN_WAIT_2 timeout for
> > IRIX.  He says:
> >
> > >In forthcoming rollup patches for 5.3, 6.2, and 6.3, I have changed the
> > >keepalive timer so that it will time out connections in all states.  A
> > >patch for 6.4 will be done after 6.4 officially releases.  I am not sure
> > >that this is the best mechanism, but we have customers using Apache that
> > >have to reboot their servers every two days, which is completely
> > >unacceptable to them, and to me.
> >
> 
> Boy this doesn't feel right.... Something in Apache causing people
> to add patches to their TCP/IP implementations which can arguably
> be said to violate the RFC.
> 
> Something tells me if we weren't #1 and had the muscle, and we had
> this problem, that we'd find some other way to fix it...
> 
Check Netscape's home page (the SGI intranet blurb). This may be a more
compelling reason it's happening than our beta. Others are having the
same problems as us, just more quietly, methinks.
-- 
chuck
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA
chuck@topsail.org

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