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Old 04-10-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Time out in Connection established state

Hi All,

I have a doubt regarding the TCP state machine handling.
When the connection is in ESTABLISHED state ( After Three way Hand-Shake) and no data is flowing on that connection, for how much time, will that connection be in that state.
Will it remain in that state forever ? If no, to which state it will be moved?

Is this time out documented somewhere in Linux source code.(Is there any way to know the timeout)
Is the time out different for each application like FTP,Telnet etc or same for all TCP Connections?

Surya Santosh
Old 04-10-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

I'm closing this thread. There's another in Linux-Networking:
Please use it to post all replies.

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