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Old September 25th, 2001
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Default Windoze 9x has weak sockets

Windoze 9x sockets are pretty weak -- opening too many too quickly causes problems..


I'd turn down my Gnutella client's settings to 2 or 3 connections (I've found specificly that many Gnutella nodes *reject* connection attempts so alot of sockets get opened while searching through the host cache - this is when I sometimes get out of memory errors)

Doing a NETSTAT -AN (in a DOS box) right then I see tons of opened sockets waiting to close...

They do clear in 3.min however you still want to avoid opening them whenever possible - other apps cause problems as well (original Gnutella, GetRight come to mind) when they open too many too fast.

I connect to only 1 or 2 other hosts and note the number of "friends" they have - searches work great.. If you don't find what you want wait a few min then disconnect from those 1 or 2 hosts and connect to another pair, try again (sorta like hopping servers on Napster)

Allow only 1 or 2 D/L's & U/L's, 1 or 2 connections

(Low bandwidth, low socket usage operation for dial-up)
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Changing my registry settings and reinstalling DUN didn't work. It seemed to be working, but when I work up this morning my internet connection was dead again. I will now try using fewer connections as the last poster suggested...
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Exclamation Shure does

You're correct it.
It started happening on my PC with version 1.4.X of Gnucleus.
VERY tiresome to say the least.

Usually this happens when I get a blue screen error message from Win98SE where the message says I perhaps can continue using my PC as usual after the error message. BUT I can't use it since my PC loses connection with internet even though I am still connected to my ISP. Restart seems to be the only salvation.
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Cool

At last! I was running XoloX for close to 12 hours today with no problems, after reducing the upload speed to 3 KB/second (the upload speed controls the number of connections in XoloX). So basically yes, reducing the number of connections would seem to fix the problem. Of course I was not using Gnucleus, but really the same should apply for any Gnutella client.

Anyway after I have had XoloX running a few more times, I will know for sure whether this is the answer to my problem. I will post the results here.
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I've been having the same 'Internet killed' prob's. Funny thing is, when I had Xolox installed on a year-old install of Win98se, Xolox ran with no problems. I just did a wipe and re-installed Win98se, and guess what? Xolox killed my internet (cable modem connection). Nothing short of a reboot would return net access. I had a wild thought and applied system optimizations (for win98 and for cable modems) and the problem is now gone. Get the sysopt.zip file here http://members.home.net/dkh46/sysopt.zip
Maybe it'll work for you, too.
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If you are using ZoneAlarm firewall, the program conflict is the cause. You can either shut down the firewall while you are downloading or switch to a different firewall. Sygate personal firewall works allright and you can download it from CNET (download.com). NOTE: if you are using ZoneAlarm and want to uninstall it, visit its website for detailed uninstallation instructions. Don't just use add/remove program. Otherwise, you could crash your computer.
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Certainly ZoneAlarm could do this, but it is not the sole cause. I was still having problems after uninstalling ZoneAlarm. After I updated to the latest version of ZoneAlarm it didn't work anymore (unable to start True Vector), so I just ininstalled it.

For the moment I think the only 100% sure fix it to upgrate to 2000 or XP.
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Possible solution for a 'dying' or 'freezing' Internet connection using DSL/Cable modem under Windows 98.

After I had this problem with a number of Gnutella clients, it took a couple of days to find a solution that worked for me.

Look in Windows/System for the file NETPPTP.SYS and check the version. If it is older or the same than 4.10.1998 you might want to replace it with a 4.90.3000 version (which can be obtained from the Windows ME edition).

Full report on this issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/support...n_SRCH&SPR=W98

Kind regards,
Mart
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