[twsocket] Adjust THttpClient->Get() timeout?

Stephen Williams SWilliams@fm.optus.net.au
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 12:28:43 +1000

I think there are two issues with timeouts here.  Timeout during connect and
timeout during file transfer.

Winsock will take care of timing out during a connection process.  Timing
out during a file transfer (after a successful connection and part of the
file has been retrieved) is up to the application to control.

Steve 'Sly' Williams
IT Development
Cable & Wireless Optus Outsourcing Services
"What's so hard about pulling a sword out of a stone?  The real work's
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> Francois,
> Just to confirm, I accessed a web site I knew was down with 
> THttpCli, it
> did indeed timeout with the standard winsock timeout error after some
> time.  But another poster to this thread said that THttpCli 
> would do an
> infinite wait.  Can I rely on THttpCli to time out or is 
> there a chance it
> might enter an infinite wait like the other poster said?
> Thanks,
> Peter.
> Francois PIETTE wrote:
> > > Where or how can I change the timeout value for a 
> THttpClient Get or
> > > Post?
> >
> > Use a TTimer and call THttpCli.Abort when timer timeout.
> > --
> > francois.piette@swing.be
> > http://users.swing.be/francois.piette/indexuk.htm