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lynx-dev Changing timeout length

From: Kevin A. Jett
Subject: lynx-dev Changing timeout length
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 18:19:48 -0500


We are using Lynx in a web-spider script to download a large number of
HTML pages from various websites on a list by first doing a "lynx -dump"
followed by a "lynx -source" on each page.  However, I noticed that if
Lynx attempts to do either of these on a page that cannot be accessed
(for example, if its server is down), it waits a ridiculously long time
before it finally "gives up" and moves on to the next file.  It seemed
to try to access the page for about 13 minutes, so I was wondering if
this was a value specified in the source code or if it just happened to
take that long.  I didn't see a way to set the timeout length in the
lynx.conf file, so I was wondering if there's some way to change this in
the source code.  If you could provide any assistance on this I'd really
appreciate it.


Kevin Jett

Kevin A. Jett
GTE Internetworking- BBN Technologies
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Arlington, VA 22209-3801
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