WinSoc error #10051

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Sun Mar 29 18:18:51 EDT 2009

On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 08:32:43PM -0500, Sean Sullivan wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> Up until recently, Pidgin 2.5.5 was working out great for me until I started
> getting a WinSock error #10051 while attempting to sign into my AIM
> account.  I am not sure if this is an issue on my end, or the AIM servers,
> but I would like some help trying to figure out what is going on.  I have
> reinstalled Windows XP Pro in the hope that it would solve my problem, but
> it has not.  Again, any help would be much appreciated

winsock error 10051 means you cannot talk to that server. Has something
changed on your network?


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