steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Sep 24 20:19:27 CEST 2007
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <mailman.885.1190402534.2658.python-list at python.org>, Steve
> Holden wrote:
>> Timeouts shouldn't be a normal feature of TCP communications.
> On the contrary, they should. How else are you going to detect that the
> other side has died?
You missed the point, which is that TCP hosts shouldn't normally die. In
other words, if timeout code is regularly invoked in communicating with
a specific host, that host is likely at fault.
Naturally timeouts are useful for detecting dropped communications.
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