PuTTY bug rlogin-blocked

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summary: Cannot rlogin to host after uncleanly terminated connection
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
present-in: 0.53b 2003-06-05

If a PuTTY rlogin connection to a given remote system is terminated uncleanly (e.g., by closing the PuTTY window), further attempts to rlogin to that host result in a "PuTTY Fatal Error: Network error: Address already in use" for several minutes.

I've observed this on Win2K with Red Hat Linux i386 7.1 (in.rlogind from rsh-server-0.17-2.5). The original reporter observed it on NT4SP6a, server OS "Linux (several versions), HP-UX (several versions)".

Patch (unreviewed): 5fc25d0d5ffaa003@mayday.cix.co.uk

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)