Author Topic: Socket Error: 10061  (Read 14523 times)


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Socket Error: 10061
« on: April 30, 2006, 12:00:01 PM »
Whenever I try to connect to a server I receieve this message:

[13:58] * Attempting to connect to  on port 6667
[13:58] * Socket Error: 10061 : Connection is forcefully rejected
[13:58] * Connection closed from

I checked out the Winsock Error website and the extent of the information received there is simply:

(10061) Connection refused.
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 

However I have no idea how to fix this, so it would be greatly appreciated if someone could enlighten me on how this problem can be eliminated.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Socket Error: 10061
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 12:14:42 PM »
It is quite simple, there is nothing you can do to fix this.
The Server is simply not answering. Either the server is down, or the server is gone.
Try contacting the admin of the server, or website, or such, or wait until
a later time to try again.
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