Beginner: Number of connections possible to server/mail server
Posted on 2003-02-26
I am having problem with my network at work. When trying to send and recieve emails with Outlook 2000 I get the following error:
"TCP/IP connection was unexpectedly terminated by your mail server...."
According to a MS support webcast that error message indicates that too many connections has been made to the server.
The problem has been spontanous, sometimes I have no problem with the connection (get my email) and sometimes I don't. Regardless, my internet connetion has always been working, i.e. it is ONLY the email connections which is troublesome.
My question is now two-fold:
1. How many connections are there usually to a small business server with 4-5 users? Running netstat on the server indicates a huge amount of TCP connections open (active = 9000 and passive = 11000). I have no idea if this is normal or if the server is under too much stress.
2. Focusing on myself (my userid), I had one close_wait connection, could this mean I am only allowed this connection and I have to wait until it terminates until I get my mail access back?
Any help is appreciated!