RE: [htdig] Unable to contact server-revisisted

Subject: RE: [htdig] Unable to contact server-revisisted
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 07:31:07 PST

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Roger Weiss wrote:

> One interesting question is, why, after the server was restarted, htdig
> didn't start connecting again? It seemed that once it could not connect,
> there was no going back.

Previous versions of htdig would keep trying a server for every URL even
if it went down in the middle of a run. But of course in almost all cases,
this just means that htdig will have to wait until the connection times
out for each URL before continuing.

Now (i.e. 3.1.5 and the current 3.2 code), htdig will mark the server as
dead and stop trying to connect. This is usually what you want to do,
though perhaps a config attribute is needed for this.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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