perpetual connection

Mike Marshall (bbn!gatech!
19 Nov 87 19:14:48 GMT

I wonder what's going on here?

I am not sure how long this has been going on, but I have noticed the
following connection between my machine and for the
last few days: (edited output of "netstat -a" follows...)
Active connections (including servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state)
tcp 0 0 hubcap.clemson.e.2462 utah-arpa-gw.arp.telne FIN_WAIT_2

Note: sometimes the state is "ESTABLISHED", other times, FIN_WAIT_2...

I was curious at first when I saw it, but there's lots of users here, and
its none of my business where they telnet to... then I noticed that this
connection was still present immediately after a reboot.

So, to make a long story short, this connection has been here constantly
for at least a week (probably longer).

Does anyone want to hazard a guess as to what the deal might be?


Mike Marshall ...!hubcap!hubcap

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