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TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts

Windows XP
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Is there a question here?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Seem to be getting a lot of these questions lately which have no data in them about what is needed or wanted...

Until there is a question, I can only show you this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314882
Inbound Connections Limit in Windows XP
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Alan Huseyin KayahanCommented:
            *There should be a DDOS or SYN flood attack wich opens embriyonic TCP connections. A firewall should solve it.
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kane77573Commented:
A firewall should solve this but there is also a Modified version or 3rd party patch to remove this imposed limit which you will have to search for, I cannot post it.
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Alan Huseyin KayahanCommented:
            What will happen when you remove this limit? Why is this limit set? If there is something reached this limit somehow, it is going to go higher when this limit is removed, which will end with an unresponsive client. Removing this limit is not suggested.
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kane77573Commented:
I use it personally and have had no issues with it, I have tested it myself.
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Alan Huseyin KayahanCommented:
            Did you encounter the same problem and then used it? Or just tried. Creating security risks with removing limits and etc just for easier use is not a solution while you have to investigate why this issue occurs. How can you guarantee that this is not a typical Syn Flood attack of an 12 years old script kiddie, who is trying to daunt the user to disable his firewalls or remove the limits for himsel to access private information (credit cards etc)/data easier?
             You wouldn't have issues ofcourse untill you are attacked.
             
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Alan Huseyin KayahanCommented:
                If you want to get rid of this as soon as possible, apply the following patch.
http://www.lvllord.de/download.php?url=en/EvID4226Patch223d-en.zip
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fi8224Author Commented:
I have to tell you guys. I have no idea where this post came from. I did not submit this. It did not originate from myself. There is something else going on here. Not sure what but its spoofed either at experts exchange or from my network. I doubt my network because I don't see the motive here....
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fi8224Author Commented:
but i will be kind enough to award the points to the winner.
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fi8224Author Commented:
As a matter of fact at 9:40 am, i was at a natropathic doctors appointment. So the time of this is virtually impossible to originate from myself.
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fi8224Author Commented:
this is really making me nuts. Is there a way to find out where this post originated from. I'm begining to think that this may have originated somehow from one of my clients. After all I use this site a lot and have accessed it from every client I have at one point or another. I always save the login information. After all what damage can they do. This may somehow have originated from  one of them
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fi8224Author Commented:
Sorry for the spam...but stuff like this gets me a bit obsessive/cumpulsive....
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kane77573Commented:
Or Never ever save your passwords, period.
Also possibly check for a key logger.
Just some tips
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
fi8224, have you tried contacting Community Support yet?
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fi8224Author Commented:
I'm going to ask that this question just get deleted as there is nothing to resolve and I'm too busy to put any meaningless time into it. Thanks for all of the responses.
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