Why are many sockets in CLOSE_WAIT with mod_proxy on httpd?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • We see many sockets on httpd for connections to our backend proxy destination persist in a CLOSE_WAIT state

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • JBoss Enterprise Web Server (EWS)
  • JBoss Core Services (JBCS) Apache httpd
  • Apache httpd
    • mod_proxy

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