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Some information about 'software caused connection abort'

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WSAECONNABORTED (10053) Software caused connection abort

A connection abort was caused internal to your host machine. The software caused a connection abort because there is no space on the socket's queue and the socket cannot receive further connections.

WinSock description: The error can occur when the local network system aborts a connection. This would occur if WinSock aborts an established connection after data retransmission fails (receiver never acknowledges data sent on a datastream socket).

TCP/IP scenario: A connection will timeout if the local system doesn't receive an (ACK)nowledgement for data sent. It would also timeout if a (FIN)ish TCP packet is not ACK'd (and even if the FIN is ACK'd, it will eventually timeout if a FIN is not returned).

It seems to happen more with WindowsXP and it seems also to be possibly related to Windows firewall settings. In any case the salient point is that the abort has originated inside the local machine.

It's a stupidly worded message.