Why are many TCP connections stuck in CLOSE_WAIT state on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5?

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Issue

  • We have a problem with WebLogic  where many TCP connections are stuck in a status of CLOSE_WAIT. What tunings do I need to apply to resolve this?
  • sshd connection still remains in CLOSE_WAIT state after logging out.
  • Other custom application also remains in same state.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Weblogic

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