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Re: Connections hanging in CLOSE_WAIT

On Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:08:14 +0100
Edgar Fuß <> wrote:

> One of our web servers just ceased to function because there were 400 
> connection in CLOSE_WAIT state, thus lighttpd was running out of file 
> descriptors.
> Is there any known bug in 4.0/amd64 in this area?

Does lighttpd support an option to disable TCP_LINGER?  Otherwise, a
closed socket might remain in CLOSE_WAIT state until the remote end
also confirms the connection close.  I would be surprised though if
lighttpd doesn't already disable that.


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