tcp networking question (CLOSE_WAIT)

Martin A. Brown martin at
Thu Feb 25 13:17:27 EST 2016

>I'm new to python networking. I am waiting TCP server/client app by 
>using python built-in SocketServer. My problem is if client get 
>killed, then the tcp port will never get released, in CLOSE_WAIT

I did not thoroughly review your code (other than to see that you 
are not using SO_REUSEADDR).  This is the most likely problem.


  man 7 socket

Look for SO_REUSEADDR.  Then, apply what you have learned to your 


Martin A. Brown

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