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bug #27141: Default timeout and tries waste 2.5 hours before giving up

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 30 Jul 2009 02:13:25 PM UTC  
Category: Crash/Freeze/InfloopSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Needs Discussion
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: ChrisOriginator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: None
Operating System: GNU/LinuxReproducibility: Every Time
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: 1.14
Regression: NoneWork Required: 0 - Hours
Patch Included: None

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Fri 02 Oct 2009 06:24:45 PM UTC, comment #1:

Forwarding to list.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Thu 30 Jul 2009 02:13:25 PM UTC, original submission:

If wget is run with the default settings, it can spend 2.5 hours trying to access a site that doesn't exist but whose DNS resolves. This currently occurs with, for example:

wget acceptedauditing.com

If the default timeout were reduced to 60 seconds, which is what browsers use, and the default number of tries reduced to 3, the wasted time would be limited to 3 minutes and it would be simpler to loop wget over a list of domain names (as I tried to do with http://wikileaks.org/leak/complete-scientology-domain-list.txt) to determine which ones have websites.



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      Planned ReleaseNone=>1.14
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