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Solaris Sockets ?

Posted on 1997-04-30
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I am working on a client server project using AF_INET sockets in Solaris 2.5.1.

I am constantly rebooting my servers, and such, and each time the address is left binded and I have to wait for the OS to free up the address. (I know it is my sloppy code doing this, that is on the list to be fixed) but in the meantime is there any way I can free these up myself?

Sorry, I can only offer 15pts, all I have left. How do I get more points anyways? I cannot answer any of the questions. (when I tried it said I had to be an expert)
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Answering questions does not give you points to ask more
questions, you can get a free T-shirt after 20,000 expert
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You can buy the points if you like, otherwise they collect
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Sorry I don't know the answer, I've had similar problems myself
but I eventually ended up fixing the program.
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by:flisakow
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Answering questions does not give you points to ask more
questions, you can get a free T-shirt after 20,000 expert
points or some such.

You can buy the points if you like, otherwise they collect
at 5pts/day.

Sorry I don't know the answer, I've had similar problems myself
but I eventually ended up fixing the program.
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kannan042597 earned 10 total points
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This is not a problem and its only a feature of TCP/IP.  When a program binds an address to a port and after quitting the program it you try to restart the same with the same address and port number the TCP/IP stack will report an error saying that the address is already in use.  This is because of the 2 * MSL timer value. ( which is general 2 * 2 = 4 minutes ).  This way the TCP/IP stack avoids any delayed data to that particular socket wrongly arriving to the new program.  You can avoid this error by tuning the TCP/IP stack using the ndd program.  see the man pages for ndd to set the MSL timer value.

regards
kannan.
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