Re: What is TIME_WAIT and CLOSE_WAIT mean in NETSTAT?

From: James Grant (nospam@nospam.com)
Date: 05/25/02


From: James Grant <nospam@nospam.com>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 03:13:49 GMT

These are TCP "states" where your system is negotiating
a "graceful" disconnect with the other end.

TIME_WAIT means both sides have agreed to close and TCP
must now wait a prescribed time before taking the connection
down.

CLOSE_WAIT means the remote system has finished sending
and your system has yet to say it's finished.

James Grant
8Signs Ltd.

RS wrote:
>
> What does TIME_WAIT and CLOSE_WAIT mean when performing netstat -na in
> the DOS prompt?



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