SocketTimeOut message

Phil Davis revdev at
Thu Oct 3 21:56:34 EDT 2013

On 10/3/13 4:16 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 10/3/13 6:01 PM, Roger Eller wrote:
>> It saddens me to say this, but LiveCode itself has always been iffy 
>> at ftp
>> transfers.  I've set the socketTimeoutInterval all over the spectrum, 
>> and
>> never found a solid solution.  On the same network, all other FTP 
>> clients
>> would work perfectly every time.  I finally had to build a retry routine
>> since we can't even resume a transfer.  We seriously need a new libUrl.
> I'm not using FTP, just http, so maybe I'll be okay. But from Phil's 
> answer, it sounds like the timeout message is just informational, and 
> libURL keeps trying to send until it goes through. So maybe you don't 
> need a resend?
Just for the record, the experience I described is with straight TCP 
sockets (open socket, read/write, close socket), not HTTP, not FTP. But 
I would guess a socketTimeout message probably has the same 
characteristics in all cases.

Phil Davis

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