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I have an application which crash, but it holding the port that not allow I connect back, how can I release it back for other application to use back the port? Thanks.

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The OS is holding the port open, since the application didn't use a specific flag when it opened the port. It will be released in time (usually a few minutes).

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Yeah, it's too late at this point. The application has already done the damage and all you can do is wait. –  David Schwartz Mar 1 '12 at 6:41
    
I can't make the OS to make the decision? –  Ted Wong Mar 1 '12 at 6:57
    
@TedWong: No. The best you can do is fix the application so that it doesn't happen again. –  David Schwartz Mar 1 '12 at 22:37

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