urlopen and timeout

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Thu Feb 8 00:10:32 CET 2001

A case for Tom O'Malley's timeoutsocket module. You can set a default
timeout on sockets before you try to connect on them, which even works when
the socket connection is made inside a library routine.

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"Hwanjo Yu" <hwanjoyu at uiuc.edu> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> It seems there is no way for us to set up the timeout explicitly in the
> urlopen function.
> Although it may have the default timeout in the function, it seems to wait
> forever sometimes because of the unexpected web site's behavior.  Is there
> any way to set the timeout explicitly ?
> And,
> The socket function also doesn't have timeout parameter, so I don't have
> idea when the socket connection function is gonna return.
> How to set timeout for these cases ?
> Thanks.

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