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FTP Service May Not Time Out Inactive Sessions

This article was previously published under Q257991
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The FTP service may not time out inactive sessions in the time period specified in the Connection Timeout setting. This may cause new connections not to be allowed if the number of maximum connections is reached. This problem occurs only under certain circumstances if the clients connect by using Passive mode (PASV).
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 257991 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 18:33:07 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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