Shutting down sockets - RESPONSE

Keith Michaels (
Tue, 27 Sep 88 16:57:51 PDT

Re: Hung sockets on Apollo and VAX.

The following program releases socket connections that are left over
after a network application crashes on a VAX running Wollongong TCP/IP.
You have to know the INET: device name assigned to it -- this can sometimes
be determined by checking the owning PID in SHOW DEV/FULL INET:.
This also seems to clean up the Apollo side at the other end of the link,
but I don't know how to do the equivalent operation from the Apollo.

/* Release unused INET: devices under Wollongong TCP/IP for VAX/VMS */
/* K. Michaels, BCS 27-Sep-1988 */

#include <stdio.h>
#include <ssdef.h>
#include <iodef.h>
#include <descrip.h>
int ac;
char *av[];
        int i;
        unsigned short iosb[4], chan;
        char idev[16];
        if(av[1] == NULL) do {
                printf("inet device name: ");
                if(gets(idev) == 0) exit(SS$_NORMAL);
                } while (strlen(idev) == 0);
        idev_dsc.dsc$w_length = strlen(idev);
        i= sys$assign(&idev_dsc,&chan,0,0);
        if((i & 1) == 0) exit(i);
        i = sys$qiow(0,chan,IO$_SETCHAR,iosb,0,0,&0,0,0,0,0,0);
        if((i & 1) == 0) exit(i);
        if((iosb[0] & 1) == 0) exit(iosb[0]);

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