We are having a couple of issues with the server, running on WinXP SP2.
After a period of time, it seems to stop accepting new connections from clients. And some clients that are connected seem to become “orphanned”, where the server still thinks they are connected, but when the client tries to reconnect they are told that their username is already in use.
All clients are using either Exodus (if on Windows) or Gaim (if on Linux).
The problem is solved by a quick stop and start of the server - then users can connect and reconnect for another couple of hours.
I’‘ve looked in the server logs but can’‘t find anything that looks significant (not that I am well equipped to tell). What’'s the best way to diagnose this issue?