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Timeouts for URL retrieval

From: Ian Vinnicombe <ianv@ccfcsgp.fc.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 18:55:13 -0600
Message-Id: <33FB91F1.AD0@ccfcsgp.fc.hp.com>
To: www-lib@w3.org
We're using Libwww Version 5.1b to add a simple capability for
retrieving URLs to our application. Unfortunately, if for one reason or
another, the remote host can't be contacted, the software blocks for
75 seconds. Although I've traced this delay right down to the 'connect'
system call, I can't see any simple way of reducing this timeout

Any help appreciated,

Received on Wednesday, 20 August 1997 20:55:23 UTC

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