TIME_WAIT – how does it work?


The Problem Addressed by the TIME-WAIT State

The Problem Addressed by the TIME-WAIT State

The purpose of TIME-WAIT is to prevent delayed packets from one connection being accepted by a later connection. Concurrent connections are isolated by other mechanisms, primarily by addresses, ports, and sequence numbers

Source: http://www.isi.edu/touch/pubs/infocomm99/infocomm99-web/

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