FTP Deadlocks Under Heavy Load

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File Transfer Protocol (FTP) may deadlock under heavy load.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Internet InformationServer version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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For additional information about FTP deadlocking, see the followingKnowledge Base article:
191822 : FTP Service May Cause Deadlock in FTP and Other IIS Services

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Article ID: 190142 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 12:08:00 - Revision: 7.0

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