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Error message: ipnathlp event id 31002

I'm running Windows 2000 Advanced Server connected via a 56K modem (Internet Connection Sharing for others) to the Internet. There are about 15 computers being serviced through this device. All services like DHCP, DNS, IIS, etc. are running fine. Except for this event, which constantly appears in the event viewer. What does it mean, and how do I correct it?

Here's the error message: ipnathlp event id 31002 - "The DNS proxy agent was unable to bind to the IP address This error may indicate a problem with TCP/IP networking. The data is the error code."

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Did it say DHCP is running on another box within the domain? If I remember correctly ICS runs attempt to run DHCP on the machine that has the Internet connection. When it boots up it may conflict with your other DHCP server. This could be the cause of the errors. Also check the setting on your outbound NIC. If your service provider is dynamic address you should verify that the NIC is set for DHCP.

This was first published in April 2003

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