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What does NETGETPACKET: WSAE_NOTSOCK mean?

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We have a TCP/IP LAN and very often programs running on the LAN have connection trouble, but did not give an error message. Then we played a game (quake2) on the LAN and now I got an error message: NET_GETPACKET: WSAENOTSOCK. Since I have Winsock 2 installed I run SOCKEYE and opened a socket (startup), and then wanted to close it (closesock).
I got the same error: WSAENOTSOCK (10038).

What does this mean and how can i fix it?
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Here is what the documentation says about WSAENOTSOCK
(10038)

Socket operation on non-socket.

An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket. Either the socket handle parameter did not reference a valid socket, or for select, a member of an fd_set was not valid.
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What this means is that the program running tried to do something on an invalid network connection and the program didn't handle the error gracefully.  It's possible that something messed up your WINSOCK installation.  You might try reinstalling it.  
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