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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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TCP Connection Termination

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and so it is with TCP connections. The link between a pair of devices can remain open for a considerable period of time, assuming that a problem doesn't force the device to abort the connection. Eventually, however, one or both of the processes in the connection will run out of data to send and will shut down the TCP session, or the user will instruct the device to shut down.

Requirements and Issues In Connection Termination

Just as TCP follows an ordered sequence of operations in order to establish a connection, it also includes a specific procedure for terminating a connection. As with connection establishment, each of the devices moves from one state to the next ...

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