Microsoft KB Archive/169143
Article ID: 169143
Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006
- Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q169143
You may encounter a MSExchangeMTA Event 9221 in the Windows NT Application Log that contains a sockets error 10054 similar to the following example:
Event ID: 9221 Source: MSExchangeMTA Type: Warning Category: Operating System
A sockets error 10054 on a WSARecvEx() call was detected. The message transfer agent (MTA) will attempt to recover the sockets connection. Control block index: 1. [BASE IL TCP/IP DRVR 10 262] (12)
A 10054 socket error in this context is not an indication of a problem, but is currently known and expected behavior. It happens any time a WinSock connection is closed down (TCP/IP or TP4, whether clean or dirty). Although this event by itself may be confusing, it is not harmful.
Winsock Error code 10054 (WSAECONNRESET) indicates a "Connection reset by peer."
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