Bug 2833 - Default `clienttimeout' in inn.conf is too small.
Default `clienttimeout' in inn.conf is too small.
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-15 01:43 EDT by deane
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-02 12:28:14 EDT
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Description deane 1999-05-15 01:43:23 EDT
The default value for the `clienttimeout' variable in
/etc/inn.conf is 600 seconds, or 10 minutes. So if I am
running a local inn server and one of my users spends more
than 10 minutes reading an article, or writing a reply to
it, or if they even take a bathroom break, then INN will
drop the connection to the nnrpd client.

It's easy enough for me to change this myself, but it took
me two hours to find out what it was that I had to change.
Besides, 10 minutes is just way too short. I recommend that
you increase the default to at least 1800 (half an hour).
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-02 12:28:59 EDT
Fixed (by changing clienttimeout to 1800) in inn-2.2-12. Thanks for
the report.

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