Frequent error-codes and -messages

Hamster-Logfile

Start of local XXXX-server failed

The given local server could not be started, mostly due to another program which is already using the port-number, e.g. a virus-scanner for mails like "Norton's AntiVirus" (NAV), which itself works like a POP3-server.

As no two servers can use the same port-number at the same time, you have to configure one of the programs to use another port-number.

Hamster-Replies

500 Permission denied - closing connection. [local NNTP/SMTP]

-ERR Permission denied - closing connection. [local POP3]

The connecting IP-address is not permitted to access Hamster's local server. See "IPAccess.hst" for details.

WinSock-Errors

10048 WSAEADDRINUSE

Possible reasons:

* Firewall prevents local Hamster-servers from starting.

10049 WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL

The server is known but could not be reached.

Possible reasons:

* You are/were not "online", i.e. not connected to the internet.

* Internet-connection was interrupted.

* The server is temporarily down - try again later.

10053 WSAECONNABORTED

Possible reasons:

* Internet-connection was interrupted or lost while connecting to remote server was still in progress.

10061 WSAECONNREFUSED

Possible reasons:

* The Hamster-server is not activated.

* The Hamster-server failed to start (restart Hamster and look out for "red" errors).

* The default port-settings for the Hamster-server and/or the newsreader/mailclient were changed and are not equal any more.

* The port-number is blocked by a firewall.

10065 WSAEHOSTUNREACH

Like 10049 above, but the connection was lost after a valid connection to the server.

10071 WSAEREMOTE

Possible reasons:

* Connection-request was refused by remote server because you are not permitted to use it with your current internet-connection, e.g. to access the server of provider X you have to dial-in to provider X.

11001 WSAHOST_NOT_FOUND

Possible reasons:

* A server with the given name could not be found - perhaps you've misspelled it.

 

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