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Solving a Socket Error on a Linux Client

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By Sati Ritu

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Posted: 30 Oct 2007


You get a socket error while running the eDirectory LDAP performance tool on a Linux client.


1. Log in to the Linux client machine as a root user.

2. Edit /etc/sysctl.conf with following parameters:

   net.ipv4.tcp_tw_recycle = 15
   net.ipv4.tcp_tw_reuse = 1
   net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65536
   net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 3

3. Log out and log in again to Linux client machine.

The socket error problem should now be solved.


This solution is generic to all Linux client-server applications.

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