New Networking-related articles for the week of August 8 – August 14

Here are the most recently published networking-related articles: 978886 MS10-058: Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP could allow elevation of privilege 982214 MS10-054: Vulnerabilities in SMB Server could allow remote code execution 982316 An update is available for the Windows Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI) 982931 Some IP addresses on the network adapter are lost after you restart… Read more

How TCP TIME-WAIT Assassination works

Can a port be re-used before TIME-WAIT expires? In a TCP conversation, the communicating peers use port numbers to communicate with each other. The way they uniquely identify the sessions is with a four tuple (Source IP address, Source Port, Destination IP address, Destination Port). The four tuple represents a unique socket over which full… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of July 25 – July 31

For this week, I have two articles to share. Note that the Network Monitor article is not brand new, but has been updated to include information about the recently released 3.4 version: 2004121 Windows Server 2003 computers hang during OS startup while “applying computer settings” and services configured to start automatically fail to start 933741… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles since May 8

I’d like to apologize for not having any new KB articles to post for the past several weeks; some changes have been going on with the tools I use to find this information. Here are the most recent networking-related KB articles since my last entry on May 13th. I apologize in advance for any duplicates:… Read more

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Just want to let you know of a new support offering that we are in the process of rolling out. I am sure many of you have contacted Microsoft for support in the past and are aware of our various support offerings. We have Consumer support, Professional support and various levels of Premier and Alliance… Read more

SNMP Service fails to start with the error, “The SNMP Service service on Local Computer started and then stopped”

We have received a few calls from our customers where the SNMP Service fails to start with the following error: The following event, Event ID 7036 from Service Control Manager, is also logged under the “System Log” in “Event Viewer”: The other symptom will occur if you try to reinstall the SNMP Service via Control… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of May 2 – May 8

We have a couple of new networking-related Knowledge Base articles to share this week: 979230 TCP connections fail intermittently when both endpoints are on the same computer in Windows Server 2003 SP2 978309 IPv6 transition technologies, such as ISATAP, 6to4 and Teredo do not work on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of February 7 – February 13

We have had a couple of lean weeks recently with very few new KB articles to report, but that is certainly not the case this time around! Here are the latest networking-related KB articles: 979554 The creator of an SNMP trap notification cannot be identified in Windows Server 2003 978972 Stop error message when you… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of January 24 – January 30

After a week with nothing to report, we finally have a few new networking-related KB articles this time around: 978943 Windows Server 2008 R2-based NLB nodes remain in a converging state indefinitely 979602 Error message when you try to connect to a printer by using an alias (CNAME) resource record: “Windows couldn’t connect to the… Read more