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Old 10-04-2005, 10:07 PM   #1
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How to set TCP Timeout

Hi All,

my RedHat Linux is of kernel version 2.4.21-4.ELsmp.

i need to find out the TCP connection timeout. Meaning, if a certain connection is unavailable, the timeout value in seconds of which the kernel will give the destination un-reachable to the application.

Been searching high and low for this parameter but couldn't find it.

Also, i need to shorten this timing.

Any advise will be highly appreciated. Thanks!

Old 10-05-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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Isn't this controlled by each program?
ping -W, wget --timeout= ...

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Old 10-05-2005, 12:52 AM   #3
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i don't think so.

This should be handled by the kernel right?
The kernel should be able to determine how long to wait for a TCP response before telling the application that the connection failed due to un-reachable destination right?
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