More Than One Internal IP with Socks Enabled Causes Dr. Watson

ID: Q183755

The information in this article applies to:


If Socks is enabled, and the computer has more than one IP address bound to the internal network adapter, an access violation or Dr. Watson error may occur. This problem may occur even if the Socks service is not used by any clients.

A Dr. Watson error may also occur in Inetinfo.exe under the following circumstances:


This problem occurs due to corruption in the process heap.


To resolve this problem, obtain the Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 Combined Hotfix by contacting Microsoft Product Support Services. The combined hotfix is described in the KB article below:

Q190997 Proxy Server 2.0 Combined Hotfix Information and List of Fixes


To work around this problem, you can disable the SOCKS service. To do so, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

Q173961 How to Disable the Proxy Socks Service by Modifying the Registry


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Proxy Server version 2.0.

Additional query words: crash violate option pack

Keywords          : prx2faq kbfaq 
Version           : winnt:2.0,3.0,4.0
Platform          : winnt 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: August 9, 1999