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

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Thu 30 Jul 2009 02:13:25 PM UTC
Category:  Crash/Freeze/Infloop Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Needs Discussion
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Chris Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Operating System:  GNU/Linux Reproducibility:  Every Time
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  1.14
Regression:  None Work Required:  0 - Hours
Patch Included:  None
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Fri 02 Oct 2009 06:24:45 PM UTC, comment #1: 

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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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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2009-10-02 micahcowan StatusNeeds Investigation Needs Discussion
    2009-08-01 micahcowan StatusNone Needs Investigation
        Planned ReleaseNone 1.14
        Work RequiredNone 0 - Hours

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