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RE: Time-out changed?

From: Broekhuis,Robert R. <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 08:40:28 -0400

Thanks for your reply. If I interpret correctly, it means I shouldn't
have to worry about the CONNECTTIMEOUT setting - when the time defined
by the TIMEOUT setting is exceeded, even during the connecting phase, it
should abort the entire request.
I don't think I have anything to say about the DNS server (can I direct
cURL to go elsewhere for DNS?), so I have to live with its occasional
slipups. Note that most requests go through just fine - it's just that
it's quite disruptive for a single request to hang up the entire process
for several minutes.
I should have mentioned in my initial message that I'm using the
curl-multi functions


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Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Time-out changed?

Maybe there is a problem with the DNS server. You say it yourself: "cURL
name lookup error" or your other question

CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT sets a timeout for the "connect phase", which
that if the timeout doesn't happen until curl has connected, it will not
out anything.

CURLOPT_TIMEOUT sets a timeout for the entire transfer, so if the
transfer is
still in progress when the timer times out, the the transfer is aborted.





[] Namens Broekhuis,Robert R.
Verzonden: donderdag 13 maart 2008 12:55
Onderwerp: Time-out changed?


My hosting provider recently upgraded their server (new system details:
PHP Version 5.2.5, libcurl/7.15.5 OpenSSL/0.9.8c zlib/1.2.3
libidn/0.6.5). Since then, some of my script are having trouble,
apparently because requests for URLs that are available don't time out
as they did before. In my scripts I define

But I now find requests going for minutes without timing out, eventually
returning a cURL name lookup error. Did the timeout behavior change? (I
don't know what my previous libcurl version was, unfortunately)

I notice there is also the CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT setting - how exactly
does this differ from the general TIMEOUT setting?

Thanks for any help!

Received on 2008-03-13