How to view XP inbound concurrent connections
Posted on 2009-02-18
I understand there is a 10 inbound connections limit in XP Pro, SP3. I see lots of questions on this issue, but nowhere have I seen anything on how to find out where your connections are coming from
I have a machine with XP Pro, SP3, its only role is to hold data that is shared by eight other computers. This machine also has a shared printer.
I calculate my maximum users connections is nine, eight inbound plus the "server" machine.
Yet sometimes when there are only five or six people active on the system, the next person cannot connect.
When I use the net sessions command I can see all the computers connected to the server, and it is fewer than nine. I do see one computer called 127.0.0.0, could this be the problem
When I look at computer management, shared folders and sessions via control panel II can see the computers hooked up, but again its less than nine users
Somehow there's nine connections open plus the machine itself. I just cannot seem to find them all. I also tried netstat but its output is very confusing. I have also tried setting disconnect time down to one minute, but there's still a problem
My question, how can I accurately see what connections are being made.