Greetings fellow SQL enthusiasts. I was alerted to this error on both SQL 2008 and 2005 instances and just beginning to troubleshoot. The error does not appear to be recurring, and as you see from the error message below, the client was on a subnet address.
I have reviewed Windows logs, including security logs, and have not come across anything else unusual. I have also checked the configuration history of each SQL Server to see if there have been any unauthorized changes. I am open to suggestions from my all time favorite SQL Server community 🙂
Excerpt from SQL Server error logs:
Error: 17836, Severity: 20, State: 17.
Length specified in network packet payload did not match number of bytes read; the connection has been closed. Please contact the vendor of the client library. [CLIENT: 165.xx.xx.x]