Error explanations

10055 is an WinSock's (Microsoft's TCP/IP stack implementation) error code.

What causes this bug?
WSAENOBUFS should occur when the system has not enough memory or other system resources to open new TCP/IP socket or to handle socket data. It looks like that in most cases the problem occurs when total count of opened sockets reaches some magical number. MS writes that this limit is 3976 simultaneously opened sockets but it seems that on Win9x systems the real limit is much lower.
Proxy+ uses permanently about 10-20 opened sockets (it depends on configuration, number of defined Mapped Links,...) and each client request allocates two sockets  - one for client side and one for server side of connection. Because TCP/IP system doesn't free sockets immediately when they are closed (socket remains allocated for 240 seconds after application closes it) it is possible that system will report WSAENOBUFS due to lack of free socket resources.

There are following articles in Microsoft Knowledge base:

Windows NT/2000:
Windows 95:

Some users reported to us there is another solution for Windows 95/98/Me which solved the problem at all. Windows 95/98/Me allows up to 100 (default value) of concurrent TCP connections. It looks like when the number of connection reaches the limit 10055 error is reported. The solution is to increase the limit of simultaneous connections. You can do it by changing/creating value of the key:


If you will create the MaxConnections variable key use STRING type for it (early Windows 95 used DWORD probably). Set the value to 300 for example, restart the Windows and check whether 10055 problem disappeared.

There is  MS Knowledge Base article which describes the meaning of MSTCP registry entries:

You can obtain a list of opened sockets (including sockets in close state) using netstat utility:
Run DOS Prompt and then type:

netstat -an | more

when you will press the Enter key you see a list of opened sockets (you will see big number in *_WAIT state probably).

Related links:
Art10000 - Error explanations - TCP/IP errors.