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Some RST are seen during TCP disconnection when using SSL connection

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Some RST are seen during TCP disconnection when using SSL connection

It is expected that the disconnection sequence for a secure connection to be as follow:

client ************************* server
--- alert (warning, close notify) --->
<--- alert (warning, close notify) ---

in any order;
and then:-

--------------- FIN, ACK ------------>
<----------- FIN, ACK ---------------
------------------ ACK ----------------->

Instead of the sequence described above, the TCP connection for a secure connection is closed with an RST.
For instance, Wireshark capture shows that an SSL+SASL TCP connection is closed in the following manner:

client ************************** server
--- alert (warning, close notify) ---->
---------------- FIN, ACK ------------>
<--- alert (warning, close notify) ---
<----------- FIN, ACK ---------------------
------------ RST -----------------> *(This RST message should be investigated, an ACK message was expected)*

Server: OpenLDAP: slapd 2.4.23

Client: (java version "1.6.0_16")

import javax.naming.*;
import javax.naming.ldap.InitialLdapContext;
import java.util.Hashtable;
import javax.naming.ldap.InitialLdapContext;
import javax.naming.ldap.StartTlsRequest;
import javax.naming.ldap.StartTlsResponse;

class Client {
private static final String DEFAULT_INITIAL_CONTEXT_FACTORY = "com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtxFactory";

public static void main(String[] args) {

try {

System.setProperty("", "c:\\\keystore");
System.setProperty("", "adminadmin");

// Set up environment for creating initial context
Hashtable env = new Hashtable(11);
env.put(Context.INITIAL_CONTEXT_FACTORY, "com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtxFactory");

// Must use the name of the server that is found in its certificate
env.put(Context.PROVIDER_URL, "ldap://");
env.put(Context.SECURITY_AUTHENTICATION, "simple");

env.put(Context.SECURITY_PRINCIPAL, "cn=manager,dc=operator,dc=com");
env.put(Context.SECURITY_CREDENTIALS, "password");

env.put(Context.SECURITY_PROTOCOL, "ssl");

// Create initial context
InitialLdapContext ctx = new InitialLdapContext(env, null);

// Close the context when we're done
catch(Exception e)



Is it a bug ? Can I expect to have a patch for this issue?


Edited by: 975464 on 6-Dec-2012 11:21 AM


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