SUMMARY Re: How do I get my port back

From: Michael H. Morse (
Date: Wed May 06 1992 - 16:51:22 CDT

I asked how I can free up a port that is being held open by a remote
connection, as evidenced by the output from netstat -A:

ff68000c tcp 0 96 stis.70 CLOSING

Apparently, Matt Crawford ( is the expert on
this, because he immediately sent me the following cryptic, but
effective, advice:

     adb -w /vmunix /dev/kmem
     ff68000c+8/w 0
     then wait up to 2 minutes.

I have great faith in advice from the net, so I su'd to root and typed
this in. Immediately the "CLOSING" went to "CLOSED" and eventually (i
think a bit more than 2 minutes) the entry disappeared, and I was able
to re-start my Gopher server.

Thanks also to:
 "Paul M. Mickel" <>
 era@niwot.scd.ucar.EDU (Ed Arnold)


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