SUMMARY: Lots of TIME_WAIT connection

From: Bousquet Francois <>
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 14:52:45 EDT
Thanks everyone, basically, it is normal for a webserver to have TIME_WAIT
connection.  If there is too much, it worth to reduce a /dev/tcp parameter. 

Look a the following link for explanations :

-----Original Message-----
From: Johnson, Chad []
Sent: July 6, 2004 2:29 PM
To: Bousquet Francois
Subject: RE: Lots of TIME_WAIT connection

This is what you get when a network connection closes, the particular socket
waits to time out before it is removed.  This is tunable parameter you can
set for tcp.  See this page:

for more of an explanation.

-Chad Johnson

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Bousquet
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 2:12 PM
To: Mailing List - SunManagers (E-mail)
Subject: Lots of TIME_WAIT connection


One of my server (E450 2 x UltraSPARC-II@400MHz, 1 Gb RAM Solaris 7 ) is
running Apache 1.3.31 to serve about 10 websites (http and https).

I am trying to understand why there is so much connection in TIME_WAIT state
when I run netstat

[support@ub1981win01]-[/opt/apache/logs]$ netstat -an | grep -c TIME_WAIT

What doest TIME_WAIT means ?
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