[Python-Dev] the new 2.3a1 settimeout() with httplib and SSL

Ben Laurie ben@algroup.co.uk
Fri, 31 Jan 2003 21:43:26 +0000

Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>Doesn't seem quite right to me yet - the problem is that if data arrives 
>>1 byte at a time with just less than the timeout between each byte, then 
>>you can get n*timeout as the actual timeout (where n is potentially very 
>>large). You need to reduce the timeout after each select, surely?
> I don't think that's a big deal.

If its documented that the timeout is an order-of-magnitude thing that 
is susceptible to DoS attacks, then I guess not.



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