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Frontier bug

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 by Dave Winer.

Wanted to record this to be sure I get back to it some point. Permalink to this paragraph

Problem is with all HTTP requests emanating from tcp.httpClientPermalink to this paragraph

Setting the timeout has no effect when its not possible to open a connection on the server because tcp.openStream doesn't take a timeout parameter. It's always 20 seconds, near as I can tell.  Permalink to this paragraph

Once I get back into the C source again I'll have to check this out. Permalink to this paragraph

You can see the problem on the log page for rssCloud -- when testing the link back from a remote app registering a handler, the timeout is never less than 20 seconds, even when it's unreachable. I have the timeout param in tcp.httpClient set at 180 ticks (3 seconds), which is plenty to find out if there's anyone at the other end. Permalink to this paragraph

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