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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: linger/FIN_WAIT_2/etc
Date Fri, 24 Jan 1997 23:58:17 GMT
There is mention now, Roy just added it.

It is just a general cleanup so the code is more readable and all (I
think) the little things that the long rambling discussion brought up
which could be hurting things.  

Note that:
	- some number of FIN_WAIT_2s are normal, especially with
	  Netscape being a broken bit of junk.
	- we still do not know for sure the cause of the problems.  I
	  am beginning to think it is a bug or feature that we can not
	  work around and still have lingering_close.  
	- I am planning on putting together a more detailed web page
	  with all vendor patches I can find and talk a bit about the
	  workarounds (eg. NO_LINGCLOSE) and the side effects that
	  using them has.

So yes, they were meant to do something but not necessarily fix them.
At least now there are a few people who have a reasonable
understanding of that bit of code.  Sigh.

On Fri, 24 Jan 1997, Rob Hartill wrote:

> Were the recent changes meant to do something about FIN_WAIT_2 ?
> I still see lots of these, perhaps even more than before (FreeBSD 2.1.6).
> There's no mention in CHANGES what the code was meant to do. I lost track
> after a few hundreds followups to the thread :-)

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