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Solaris Server is not closing open idle LDAP queries

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I have a problem with my Solaris 8 box.. My server is making ldap queries through (coldfusion) to an external Active Directory ldap database, and the connections on their server are staying open. Just wondering if their is a file I can edit on my server to limit the amount of time the connection stays open?
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by:jlevie
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That sounds like a Coldfusion problem. I haven't used it in a while and I don't know if there's a config setting for LDAP that will cause the connection to be closed after a query. But I do remember having problems with earlier versions of CF not closing DB & LDAP connections after a query. I don't think you can solve the problem at the OS level if CF isn't closing the connection.
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by:ahoffmann
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if all fails (CF settings), and the connection is just there but no traffic, you can try to tune your Solaris kernel to reduce the keepalive time (for example 30 seconds):
   ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_keepalive_interval 60000

**but keep in mind** that this effects all tcp-sockets
IMHO not a good idea to tune the OS as workaround for a buggy application
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by:shawnebbs
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I have one server with the exact some coldfusion install as the other that has no problem with the Ldap connection issue.
I checked both servers using the ndd -get /dev/tcp tcp_keepalive_interval and they both give me the same 7200000...so this is not the problem...
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by:shawnebbs
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The coldfusion server is 6.1...the newest version...I guess I will have to look for some coldfusion config file?
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