Re: [htdig] Timeout not working? (fwd)


Patrick (patrick@aol2.com)
Wed, 23 Jun 1999 14:48:25 -0400


The problem is not trying to correct the server. I'm trying
to get htdig to timeout properly. If it runs into a server
that has a legal IP address, but is not up and running, it
just hangs. I have the timeout value set to 10, and even
tried it without any value at all (defaults to 30) [seconds].

> I have had the same thing happen to me twice. In each
> case, hardware problems on the responding server were the
> culprit. Also in each case, the server was slowly spoon-feeding
> information back to the digger ... a few bytes ... wait maybe as
> long as a minute ... a few bytes more. The first time it was
> a disk problem and the second time a NIC problem.
>
> What you can do is telnet to the problem server at port 80:
>
> telnet www.problem.com 80
>
> and send the command:
>
> GET / HTTP1.0
>
> Press ENTER twice. If you don't see a complete display of HTML
> source with a "connection closed" message, you may well have the
> same problem I saw.
>
> ht://Dig as a hardware diagnostic tool. Pretty weird.
>
>-bd
>
>On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Patrick wrote:
>
>>
>> While digging, htdig found a URL with a valid hostname (resolved
>> to an IP address) however, the web server was NOT responding
>> because it was down. With timeout set to 10, I expected htdig
>> to only wait 10 seconds however, it just hung there indefinitely.
>> -vv didn't tell me anything more than -v. Any clues?
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