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Re: Setting connection timeout per host?

From: Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 23:24:44 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 10 Jan 2021, Midnight Wonderer wrote:

Thanks for explaining!

> This is potentially affecting most HTTP-based services in existence.
> But client retry is not practical, mostly because there is no standard for
> it. Some clients took, like, a minute to try the next IP address. Take curl
> as an example, which goes the way it is.

I wouldn't mind tweaking the default algorithm/timeout handling. libcurl
currently uses a 300 second timeout for connecting by default, which is
ridiculously long.

> If the feature is there, I can tell our client to utilize it for a better
> chance of serviceability.

Okay, I think understand you better now.

So what would your ideal solution to this in libcurl look like?

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Received on 2021-01-10