A program that uses raw sockets may not see incoming UDP packets in Windows 2000

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Windows 2000, when you run a program that uses raw sockets, and the raw sockets use the WSAIoctl function with the SIO_RCVALL flag, the program does not see an incoming User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packet. The application sees only the outgoing Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packet. This problem occurs even though the UDP packet is set to an unbound port.

For example, this problem occurs when your program uses the Rcvall code sample that is included in the Windows 2000 software development kit (SDK). Programs that are affected may include a call that is similar to the following:
WSAIoctl(
                Socket, SIO_RCVALL, &Option, sizeof(Option), NULL, 0,
                &Length, NULL, NULL
                );

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the TCP/IP stack lacks the code that is required to handle this scenario correctly.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version           Size  File name
   -----------------------------------------------------
   19-Jun-2003  19:05  5.0.2195.6687  120,240  Afd.sys
   19-Jun-2003  19:05  5.0.2195.6602  108,816  Msafd.dll
   08-Dec-2004  04:08  5.0.2195.7008  319,792  Tcpip.sys
   19-Jun-2003  19:05  5.0.2195.6655   16,240  Tdi.sys
   19-Jun-2003  19:05  5.0.2195.6601   17,680  Wshtcpip.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the new file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For additional information about the terminology that is used in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 890856 - Last Review: October 27, 2013 - Revision: 1.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Keywords: 
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