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bug #28539: Timeout limits ignored with server that fails to accept()

Submitter:  Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Submitted:  Sun 10 Jan 2010 01:32:00 AM UTC
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Needs Investigation
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.12 Operating System:  None
Reproducibility:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  1.15 Regression:  No
Work Required:  1 - Days Patch Included:  No
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Sun 10 Jan 2010 01:32:00 AM UTC, original submission:  

Reported at http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-wget/2009-12/msg00004.html:

I've always had this problem, where the web server is busy and does
not accept() the incoming connection from wget.  In this case using
the -T switch to set all the timeouts makes no difference, since wget
simply hangs and doesn't timeout as you'd expect it to.  Presumably
this is because the DNS is okay and the read() never starts, but the
connect timeout relies on a library which doesn't implement the

Obviously this is an issue with scripts that want to avoid taking
forever and give wget explicit timeouts, but lock-up regardless.
Tested on version 1.12 on Xubuntu.


Lee Haywood.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>


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