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Too many TIME_WAIT connections.

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Hello Experts,

         I am looking after win 2000 server with MS SQl 2000 DB. Recently all of  a sudden bandwidth utilization of server skyrocketed. Upon running TCPview i got below given result,

sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:7322      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:15189      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:15359      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:15525      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:16931      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:18317      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:18480      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:18651      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      ip64-48-99-178.z99-48-64.customer.algx.net:20393      TIME_WAIT
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      162.69-93-76.reverse.theplanet.com:49885      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.com:ms-sql-s      162.69-93-76.reverse.theplanet.com:49756      TIME_WAIT      
sqlservr.exe:772      TCP      x.x.x.x.center7.com:ms-sql-s      162.69-93-76.reverse.theplanet.com:49581      TIME_WAIT      


This is just few lines of the result.there are hundreds of entries like these. I know that getting  TIME_WAIT is quite normal and usaually these connections get dropped after some time but I have been getting these results for more than a week now.At first i thought this was slammer worm, but i have service pack 3 of sql installed  ,so i belive it makes me immune to this worm.Just to be sure i checked with symantec slammer fix tool but did not find anything.Can somebody help me with this.

Thanks in Advance
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