Re: broken tcp ?

Laslo Orto (
Wed, 12 Mar 1997 00:56:18 -0500

At 12:48 AM 3/12/97 -0500, you wrote:
> Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 20:29:49 -0500
> From: Laslo Orto <>
> When a TCP connection gets cut off (modem hangs up) my linux box doesnt
> detects it. First i thought that it's only the shell that doesnt detects the
> disconnection , but then i noticed 2 ftpd processes runing for a few days
> already. netstat shows that the connection is still established.
>These connections should stick around for some period of time, how do
>you think applications such as mobile IP and packet radio cope?

They stick around for days , untill i kill the proccess , somehow i dont
think that they are supposed to stay that long :P