Sockets, TCP Keep Alive and TIME_WAIT
posted at January 3, 2014 with tags java, link

Time to time I share some technical links on Twitter and let them get lost in the internet junk yard. I thought it might be a better idea to archive them on my blog in a more organized fashion. (I will group such posts under tag link.) This way they will at least be more accessible by myself. This post is my first effort towards this goal. (Sorry for the ugly Twitter embeddings. I find some 3rd party libraries to configure the display, but that stuff usually gets broken in the long run due to changes in the Twitter API.)

Last month I have been bitten seriously by a software bug caused by TIME_WAIT sockets. Below is the list of links I found useful in the pursuit of trying to solve the problem.