Socket timeout interval

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Dec 18 16:50:05 EST 2006

Trevor DeVore wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2006, at 7:44 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> It's a DSL connection. He's not a novice so entering a number wouldn't 
>> be too much problem for him (thouugh it might be for some other 
>> users.) Apparently his line was flakey for a while and he had the DSL 
>> provider out to repair it recently. I thought that would solve the 
>> problem (which has been very long-standing,) but it still times out on 
>> him even so. Of course, anything I do for this person probably won't 
>> generalize to anyone else, but I was sort of hoping I could come close.
> I haven't read all of the posts on this so maybe this was asked already 
> but have you tried just connecting again a couple of times when a 
> timeout occurs up to a maximum number?  I made my download library a 
> while ago but I seem to remember that just trying to reconnect again 
> worked for those rare occasions when a timeout occurred.

That's something I could try. Thanks for the idea.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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