Week 6 Updates
Sun 03-07-16 21:25
I have recently come across one interesting scenario for connection close, which would be fun to implement.
If a response to '''FIN''' is not forthcoming withing two packet lifetimes, the sender of the FIN releases the connection. The other side of the connection will notice that nobody seems to be listening to it anymore and will eventually timeout as well. (Source : Tenenbaum, Pg. 562).
Points to be checked for this scenario -
- If a timer is actually maintained ?
- Is it possible for a connection to be absolutely idle and stay alive forever ?