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Re: TIMEOUT-MS and IP Addresses

From: Matt Marulla <>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:28:45 -0400

OK, I tested on another server with lib-curl 7.21.4 installed. TIMEOUT-MS works as expected on that system whether passing the URL with an IP address or a hostname. I guess the name-resolver section got fixed.

Timing out with any call less than 1000 ms on 7.19.7, even when passing the IP address and avoiding name resolution, does appear to be a bug in that version. Unfortunately, that is the version that currently installs when using yum on Fedora.

- Matt

On Jun 7, 2012, at 5:14 PM, Matt Marulla wrote:

> Thanks for the quick reply!
> By placing a timer around the curl_exec, I have confirmed that it always times out when set to 999, but only times-out on legitimate issues when set to 1000.
> I will try installed a more recent build.
> - Matt
> On Jun 7, 2012, at 4:58 PM, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>> On Thu, 7 Jun 2012, Matt Marulla wrote:
>>> in my install (PHP 5.3.8, lib-curl 7.19.7), I am still getting immediate time-outs when setting TIMEOUT-MS to less than 1000, even when using the IP address in the URL, thus, avoiding name resolution.
>> The name resolve is not the only thing that can take a little time. But there's of course also the chance you might experiencing a bug.
>> You're however using a libcurl version that is 17 releases old so we'd like you to run a test with a modern version to see if this problem still remains or not!
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