Friday, May 10, 2013


TIME_WAIT in netstat

So, ever wonder what all those TIME_WAITs are doing in your netstat listing?
Okay, for those of you who don't spend all your waking hours fooling around with Web servers, let me back up a little and explain what that sentence meant.
Netstat is a little utility that many administrators use to monitor the network connections on their servers. It is quite useful for tracking down that small subset of performance bottlenecks that aren't attributable to yet another piece of convoluted application code that some careless programmer wrote and now you have to take care of. But I digress.