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INN FAQ Part 5

NOTE: The maintainers of the INN FAQ stopped publishing in December 1997.
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Subject: (5.8) syslog: cant read Connection reset by peer

This means that the client vanished or deliberately aborted the nnrpd
TCP stream rather than closing it gracefully. This is a common
situation, and it does not normally indicate a problem.

Most, or all, of these messages are due to clients crashing or being
aborted in the middle of a dialogue with nnrpd. For example, a PC or
Mac user shuts off their machine at 5pm. Or, you are seeing the
results of a bad design decision in the NewsWatcher newsreading program
for the Mac. Future versions of NewsWatcher will be (hopefully) more
graceful about closing connections. In other words, they should
send "QUIT\r\n" on the socket, then close it.


[Source: INN FAQ Part 5 Archive-name: usenet/software/inn-faq/part5]
[Last Changed: $Date: 1997/09/16 01:25:56 $ $Revision: 2.25 $]
[Copyright: 1997 Heiko Rupp, portions by Tom Limoncelli, Rich Salz, et al.]