The Question is:
DIGITAL TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Alpha Version V5.0A
on a AlphaServer DS20 500 MHz running OpenVMS V7.2-1
I am running the above software and operating system.
I am having a problem with a software package using TCPIP establishing a
I get the following when I do a NETSTAT -a
Active Internet connections (including servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address
tcp 0 0 RAF631.4851 ROAPC122.12001
tcp 0 0 RAF631.12241 ROAPC24.2403
What is a FIN_WAIT_2 state? I cannot find any reference to this.
The socket I am trying to start as a listening socket is 12241.
Any idea as to to what may be causing the FIN_WAIT_2 state? I get an exit
value of 148 from the C software running the application. From what I can
tell that means there is a duplicate socket?
Please let me know if you have any knowledge of this problem.
What is a State of FIN_WAIT_2
The Answer is :
FIN_WAIT_2 is a TCP connection state.
FIN_WAIT_2 usually indicates that the socket has not been cleaned
up, potentially due to a connection failure or remote system crash.
The usual solution is to enable keepalive, and detect and clean up
the connection. (eg: setsockopt call with SO_KEEPALIVE, or sys$qio