Socket timeout not working with libUrl

Sarah Reichelt sarahr at
Mon Jan 31 20:33:13 EST 2005

>    2) If I open the socket with a domain address, e.g. 
>, Mac OS X does a DNS lookup, puts up the rainbow 
> rotating color cursor, and hangs until the DNS lookup fails.  On my 
> machine this takes 60 seconds (apparently it's dependent on how many 
> dns servers you have listed).

What happens if you try:
and use the result of that as the address for opening the socket?
In my tests, this takes about 4 seconds the first time it is called if 
I am connected (which is long enough for the SPOD to appear). When I am 
disconnected, it fails instantly and return empty.


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