SocketTimeOut message

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Thu Oct 3 18:54:30 EDT 2013

Thanks, that's just what I needed to know.

On 10/3/13 5:11 PM, Phil Davis wrote:
> On 10/3/13 2:40 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> I need to understand this better. The dictionary says the
>> socketTimeoutInterval specifies how long to wait before sending back a
>> timeout message. It sounds like the timeout doesn't affect the data
>> transmission, it's only a warning, and the data will be sent
>> eventually. Is that correct?
> That's my experience in a LAN-based client/server system. The message
> fires every time another (socketTimeoutInterval) msecs goes by, until
> the transfer is complete or until the connection breaks.
>> The dictionary also says the default interval is ten seconds, but I'm
>> seeing timeouts in much less time than that. Maybe the dictionary is
>> wrong?
> Heeey, is that possible?  ;-)
>> What's a good timeout interval for iffy network connections?
> Trial and error will tell you the truth. I can only speculate. I think
> in the aforementioned LAN-based system we use 20 seconds due to some
> occasionally large datastream sizes. We set it that high to avoid
> interrupting user activity with an information-only dialog.

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