Any resolution ? or just to withstand it with more memory,
patience, etc :-)
From: Mike Hedlund[SMTP:mike @
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 1997 5:43 PM
To: Joseph Judge
Cc: 'firewalls @
Subject: Re: packet sequence oddities from AOL's nets
I have seen those problems too.. if i remember correctly, their proxy's
are the culprit.
On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Joseph Judge wrote:
> Has anyone seen a lot of left-over CLOSING state sockets on
> their web servers from AOL networks ?
> A diligent do-bee at my company has tracked down the source
> of *many* a stuck-in-closing-state set of connections to our
> web server ----> AOL clients. He is working with AOL techie folks
> on resolution.
> The main problems seems to be that they don't "hang up" their
> TCP connections properly (FIN-ACK never answered ... end up
> sending RST packets). This leaves very many CLOSING sockets
> on the web servers ... which don't seem to clear up until the
> AOL client actually closes down their AOL software (not
> just the browser!) -- of course the server will eventually
> close out the sockets over time.
> The problem seems to be reproducible (sp?) and seems
> to be limited to AOL 16-bit clients.
> - joe