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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] lingering_close performance improvement
Date Wed, 12 Feb 1997 01:20:01 GMT
Ok.  I got a reply from the guy at Netscape, and he said they are probably
changing their behavior so they do a normal close if the connection is
shutdown normally (ie. server closes) and only send a RST when the client
aborts.  He has also said he would bring up the checking open sockets

On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:

> I sent a note about this to someone from Netscape that popped their head
> up on the tcp-impl list trying to explain why Netscape sends RSTs to close
> connections. 
> Will see what happens.  Note that the Win95 version does not appear to do
> this.
> On Mon, 10 Feb 1997, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > I have talked to the program manager for MSIE and he has assured me that
> > it will be fixed in MSIE 4.0b2 (b1 has already been frozen).  Has anyone
> > talked to Lou about closing the client sockets after server FIN?  In this
> > case, a browser will want to behave nicely because it is in their best
> > interests to close the connection during the idle time between requests,
> > rather than at the start of the next request.

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