[ic] SocketReadTimeout question

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Tue Feb 5 17:40:43 EST 2008

On 02/05/2008 12:11 PM, Grant wrote:
> Does anyone have any more info on why SocketReadTimeout came into
> being?  Is it designed to solve some broken pipe problems?

One of the core developers discovered that there are some ssl proxy 
servers on a particular ISP that take longer to respond than the 
(previously hard-coded) 1 second default.  If you have this problem with 
some of your customers then setting this value to something higher than 
5 or so will allow those proxy servers to work.  On the downside it can 
also make IC more vulnerable to a certain type of DOS attack so you 
shouldn't adjust this unless you really need to.


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