On further investigations, we found that on JBoss end, socket goes in CLOSE_WAIT state and would remain in that state for long period of time.
This issue closely resembles the JIRA
I would like to know if there is a fix for this isssue in JBoss v4.2.3.gajdk6
Can we install JbossWeb native component as a subsitute for Jboss-web.deployer i.e. bundled with JBoss v4.2.3ga? Is JBossWeb native component installed as a seperate Java process?