CLOSING not closing?

Todd T.Fries (
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 10:21:40 -0500

Active Internet connections (including servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 1 1 LightHouse.heuris.:smtp CLOSING

this particular connection has been CLOSING for two days now, and somehow
sendmail died about that time, and nothing can bind to local port 25 because
it is 'in use', therefore I cannot even run sendmail.

Is there a userland way to 'kill' this socket or is the only solution to reboot?

2.1.29 (as in my headers)...

Todd T. Fries ..