[sane-devel] Need sane docs

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Thu May 5 18:07:49 UTC 2016

On Thursday 05 May 2016 11:14:29 Richard Ryniker wrote:

> "Timed wait" is the final stage when a TCP connection is closed.  TCP
> has the notion of "maximum segment lifetime" - how long a datagram
> might remain somewhere in the network.  Before a connection is
> completely closed, it remains in the "timed wait" state for twice this
> maximum segment lifetime.  The purpose is to allow any left-over or
> duplicate datagrams related to this connection to be delivered, so
> that they cannot be confused with data from new connections.
> If you repeat the netstat command enough time later, you should not
> see any remnant of the connection in the "timed wait" state.

I see, thank you.  It did.

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