socket setdefaulttimeout

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Mon Aug 15 18:17:00 CEST 2005

On 13/08/05 Bryan Olson said:

> The seperate thread-or-process trick should work. Start a deamon
> thread to do the gethostbyname, and have the main thread give up
> on the check if the deamon thread doesn't report (via a lock or
> another socket) within, say, 8 seconds.

Wouldn't an alarm be much simpler than a whole thread just for this?


Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Those who would give up esential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin
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