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Remote Shell (RSH) Commands Hang with Multiple Sessions Running

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SYMPTOMS
When you run the Remote Shell utility (Rsh.exe) your session may stopresponding (hang) when there are 30 or more sessions of Rsh.exe runningagainst a Remote Shell server (RSHD).
CAUSE
The server has run out of internal TCP resources.
RESOLUTION
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

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. 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.
Properties

Article ID: 194133 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 22:29:39 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition

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