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I have installed memcached on my Ubuntu 9.1 server. The number of simultaneous incoming connections is the default (default is 1024) and I am running it with the following arguments:

/usr/bin/memcached -m 4096 -p 11211 -u nobody -l

When I check the number of connections I found this:

netstat -an|awk '{print $5, $6}' | cut -d: -f2 | sort | uniq -c | egrep '(11211|3306)'
539 11211 TIME_WAIT
550 3306 TIME_WAIT

Now the question is, while I have the default max number of allowed connections to memcached which is 1024, why do I have a lot of connections in Time_Wait status? How can I fix this?

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serverfault.com/questions/219939/… –  AlexD Jun 20 '11 at 10:21
TIME_WAIT doesn't mean they are waiting for resources. Can you update this question with what you think the problem is? –  polynomial Sep 4 '11 at 18:27

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