XWin listens on too many TCP

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Jun 9 13:49:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Caphe Noir wrote:

> This should be on a FAQ for Cygwin-Xfree somewhere
> because the side-effect
> is unintentional and misleading.  Took me a month
> corresponding back & forth
> with a software vendor before I narrow it down to
> Cygwin.  From a user
> perspective, all I could tell was that the connection
> was disconnected, so
> the first impression was the vendor's software
> misbehaving.
> With that said, I concur with Ago that either
> Windows's Winsuck2 stack is
> misbehaving or ZoneAlarm has modified the TCP/IP stack
> wrongly (i.e. a bug)
> to cause select() to disconnect other sessions.

I've added this to the trouble shooting page

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