Recently I've come across to a weird incident where a very network-demanding application started to show strange behaviors and poor performance. This application consumes lots of sockets, both on the client and the server. Of course, this shouldn't be an issue, as long as there are lots of solutions out there that have similar requirements.
The case here was that, both the client and the server, kept orphaned/zombie
TCP connections in state
FIN_WAIT_2 on each side. In other words, no alive Process was the owner of those connections and, as a result, there was no way to ...
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