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SubjectRe: tcp bug
> The timer counts down to zero, then starts _again_ at 120.00, and never
> releases the socket. The remote host has already closed the connection
> and believes that the communication is over.

It is still trying to get sense from the remote host but getting no satisfactory
response or indication

> At this point it's not possible to start the server process on Linux
> anymore because of 'Address already in use'. The only solution is to
> reboot the machine.

The socket should eventually die. If you have a server you need to restart
you should use SO_REUSEADDR in it.

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