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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: properly aborting a GET method?
Date Tue, 11 Mar 2008 18:59:52 GMT

On Tue, 2008-03-11 at 11:25 -0700, George Ludwig wrote:
> I am doing some web harvesting, and I'm trying to
> better handle the situation where a hostile website
> has my connection and then sends a few packets of
> garbage data every couple of minutes.
> 
> In the loop where I read data off the input stream, I
> check the duration of the entire read process, and if
> it has taken longer than a preset number of
> milliseconds, I want to terminate the get method.
> 
> Initially, I simply threw an exception, then called
> method.releaseConnection() in the finally block.
> However, I have since realized that
> releaseConnection() tries to read the entire response
> before releasing the connection. This does me no good,
> since I want to stop consuming the response.
> 
> So now I call method.abort(), then throw the
> exception, and then method.releaseConnection() is
> called in the finally block.
> 
> Is this the best way to terminate a hostile
> connection?
> 

George,

HttpMethod#abort is the way to go

Oleg


> TIA,
> 
> George
> 
> 
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