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libcurl time out issue

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Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:34:08 +0530

Hi All

            This problem is related to timeout of libcurl.


While downloading a file from a server (say server A) to an another
server (say server B), when download is in progress if we reboot server
A , server B which is in between the download operation don't get any
acknowledgement saying operation is stopped or aborted. So server B
waits infinitely and never comes out of the download operation.

The option which I thought is about CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, But this works if
the download operation takes longer duration than the time specified in
curl_easy_opt() with CURL_TIMEOUT as parameter then will abort the
operation right.


Is there any option to abort the operation when the remote machine goes

Any comments appreciated


operating system: Linux 3 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4

version of curl: 4.1.1





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Received on 2009-03-25