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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Agenda for 1.2b7
Date Sat, 01 Feb 1997 22:04:42 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Feb 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > I see no mention of the lingering_close() problem. I propose that, as we had
> > already agreed, that lingering_close() is made _not_ the default. I will do the
> -1 unless someone shows me why everything I have been spouting for the
> past few weeks is wrong.
> I was in favor of disabling it untill someone (randy?) said something that
> make me start thinking, and Roy followed up a day or so later with
> <> in which he describes some of the
> reasons why it is needed.  I think the reasons go further than what he
> describes in that message, ie. it doesn't only apply to error conditions.  
> I'm not going to repost my reasons for thinking this again and again, but
> if what I've said in previous messages doesn't make sense plesae bring up
> specific examples of what you think is wrong or don't understand.  I could
> be crazy.

Well, OK, but the trouble is that rather more has been said on the subject than
I have had time to stay current with. Is this FIN_WAIT_2 web page going to have
a summary of the reasons for doing a lingering close? Or somewhere else?



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