Server "Hangs" and Ephemeral Port Exhaustion issues

Recently I’ve run into several issues caused by ephemeral port exhaustion. The issues come to us with several different symptoms and behaviors – Some of which are listed here. The server is hung/ frozen/ unresponsive. I’m unable to access the internet/ network file share. I can’t logon to the domain. There are various other issues…

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Potato …Tomato… what’s the difference?

  I’ve been asked several times in the past week “Why didn’t this Update get installed on my system?”  Which highlights a common problem we run into when troubleshooting…. English.   We have so many words for the same thing, add onto that slang, and on top of that, acronyms and made-up technobabble.  How many…

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Welcome to the Jungle

  There is a scene in Jurassic Park where Wayne Knight’s character, in a race to steal the dinosaur embryos by making a mad dash to the boat in a hurricane, drives the company car down an embankment and gets stuck in the mud.  In his efforts to free himself he comes face to face…

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