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netstat showing some strange connections, how can I stop the connection

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MY solaris web server is showing some strange connections when using "netstat -a" a lot of IP's coming from Bejing China with the state being "TIME_WAIT". How can I disconect these?
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by:stefan73
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Hi mslibrarycommission,
You can't, they will disconnect automatically. You may want to reconfigure your firewall if you dislike visitors from Bejing, though.
Enjoy,

Stefan
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by:Nukfror
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There is nothing strange about a TIME_WAIT connection.  Its perfectly normal.  As stefan73 suggested, they will go away on their own.  This is a short description of what the TIME_WAIT state is:

http://www.unixguide.net/network/socketfaq/2.7.shtml
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by:mslibrarycommission
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SO, the ONLY way to refuse or drop that connection is at the firewall?
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by:Nukfror
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Yes, firewall is the best way.
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by:mslibrarycommission
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I know it's the best way , but I woould like to know how to do it on the Solaris box.
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Firewall on the Solaris box ?  If you are using Solaris 10, it comes with IPFilter.  Solaris 9 and below work very nicely with IPFilter added.

http://coombs.anu.edu.au/~avalon/
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