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Quickly Reusable TCP Ports

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021782D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to avoid a starvation of TCP ports by reusing TCP ports immediately without TIME_WAIT state after one connection is closed. This method substitute CLOSED state with special flag for TIME_WAIT state. The purpose of this implementation technique is to avoid a starvation of TCP ports due to TIME_WAIT state while guarantees a compatibility with existing implementations.