Why Does "netstat" Output Show Many Connections in CLOSE_WAIT Status?

(Doc ID 1604481.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 25, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 to Oracle Linux 6.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] [Release OL4U4 to OL6U4]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux Itanium

Goal

This document will provide details on TCP connections reporting 'CLOSE_WAIT' states.

Solution

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