SUMMARY: Excessive TIME_WAIT connections, help!!!

From: Giovanni Navarrette <>
Date: Mon Oct 28 2002 - 11:23:26 EST
Hey everyone:

Thanks for all of the responses. It appears that you can indeed change a
kernel parameter in live time, so I've set my tcp_time_wait_interval at 2
minutes to see how it works for now. I was going to do 60 seconds, but I
figured 2 minutes should suffice for now. Any suggestions on whether or not
that is too low? I'd guess that 2 minutes should be fine..., but I'm not
100% sure on what part of the TCP transmission that TIME_WAIT comes into
play. I'll have to do some more research...

The command: /usr/sbin/ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_time_wait_interval 120000

Thanks for all you help, have a g'day:)

Giovanni Navarrette
USLink Internet Systems Administrator
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