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Oracle HTTP Server Hangs Due to Large Number of Network Connections in TIME_WAIT Status (Doc ID 2886078.1)

Last updated on JULY 28, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle HTTP Server(OHS) hanging not able to process any requests. 
curl test failed with "Connection timed out" errors.
No entries are recorded in OHS server log or access_log during outage. hangs and was not able to stop OHS processes, OHS processes need to be killed manually.
OHS goes back into hung state shortly after restarting.

netstat command showing large number of connections (8000 or more) in TIME_WAIT status 





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