Methods, systems, and computer program products for sharing information for detecting an idle TCP connection

  • US 10,742,774 B1
  • Filed: 03/28/2019
  • Issued: 08/11/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a non-transitory memory storing instructions; and

    one or more processors in communication with the non-transitory memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions for;

    receiving, by a second node from a first node, a transmission control protocol (TCP)-variant packet in advance of a TCP-variant connection being established;

    detecting a time period parameter field in the TCP-variant packet;

    identifying metadata in the time period parameter field for a time period, during which no packet is received from the first node in a data stream of the TCP-variant connection and processed by the second node to keep the TCP-variant connection active; and

    calculating, by the second node and based on the metadata, a timeout attribute associated with the TCP-variant connection for being used to at least partially close the TCP-variant connection.

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