Socket timeout not working with libUrl
alex at tweedly.net
Fri Jan 28 08:40:07 EST 2005
Frank Leahy wrote:
> My product pings the Web Photos Pro website to look for new versions.
> This works great when the computer the product's running on is
> connected to the internet, but it hangs for 60 seconds when there's no
> net connection.
> My code looks like this:
> set the socketTimeoutInterval to 5000
> put URL (getPhotoAlbumUrl() & "downloads/version_info.php") into
> Is there any way I can force a timeout after 5 seconds? Should I be
> using a non-blocking URL request? Should I be attempting to open a
> socket directly to do an initial "am I connected to the internet?"
> request, before making the URL request?
it may depend on "how" the computer has no internet connection. Normally
if there is no connection at all, it will fail immediately. I ran into a
problem (with Revonline) that if the computer has a working connection
to a router or other connecting machine, then it can fail.
See Bugzilla 2117 for some more info and a hint of a possible workaround
I think you could also use a non-blocking URL request, if that was easier.
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