Force socket closed

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Fri Mar 17 12:52:36 MST 2006

Bryan Sant wrote:
> On 3/17/06, Kenneth Burgener <kenneth at> wrote:
>> Is there a way to force a socket to be closed?  I had an application
>> that was forcefully closed.  I believe the kernel will eventually close
>> it, but I would prefer not to have the several minute wait.  Any
>> suggestions?
> Does your socket sit in the FIN_WAIT or TIME_WAIT state?


Is there a way to force it to finish the time wait.  The problem is I
cannot get the application to bind to the port till it has cleared.

"I don't know about an individual socket, but you could play with the
value in /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_fin_timeout"

Is the 60 in seconds, or minutes?

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