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Diagnosing Connection Reset

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5:35 pm on Jul 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Over the course of the last year I have been getting random "Connection reset by peer" messages and to date have been unable to pinpoint the cause.

I server in question is under very little load, so it does not appear to be an issue with the server. The http connections are plentiful but nothing out of the ordinary in terms of max connections.

I am at a total loss as to where to focus my attention to treat the cause. When I receive a connection reset message, it takes generally 30 seconds for me to be able to connect again.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



5:59 pm on July 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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What else can you tell us? Is the server re-starting... or worse, completely re-booting? Are you using a proxy to connect (including any caching proxies in your ISP's network)?

The first step is to determine which 'peer' is being referenced -- finding out if the problem is in your server, or in the network connection to your server: Divide and conquer...


3:21 pm on July 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the response, the server is not restarting when this happens and I am not connected to a proxy when I am connecting.

I have had a very hard time determining where the connection is getting reset, only because it's completely random when this occurs.


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