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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: tcp_get_info()....
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2008 11:39:14 GMT

On Feb 7, 2008, at 12:25 PM, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 03:38:38PM +0700, Niko Wilfritz Sianipar  
> Sianipar wrote:
>> Can I use tcp_get_info() function from Linux C library in my  
>> Apache code to get information about the TCP connection?
> Yep, you can, though obviously it will be completely unportable.
>>  I need it to estimate the transfer time of last packet sent in my  
>> Apache code? Is Apache can do that??
> That's effectively unknowable information without something at both  
> ends
> though. tcp_get_info will give you an incling, but not much of a  
> useful
> one IMO.
> For this kind of stuff it's more typical to use tools like netstat,  
> tcpdump,
> lft (layer four traceroute) and so on - instrumenting Apache directly
> seems unusual, but it would work :-)

Have a look at the ntp protocol - it is fairly effective at this -  
and I would not rule out that you'd be able to do something similar  
(abeit less accurate) on a keep-alive connection.


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