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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject intitial request read timeout
Date Tue, 07 Jan 1997 11:40:38 GMT
On 7 Jan 1997, Paul Richards wrote:

> The server should wait a fair while since network lag can cause
> problems otherwise.

how many seconds is "a fair while" ?  :-)

However many it is, there's not going to be agreement on what to hardcode it
as, so a configurable value is the only solution.

My reasoning is that if a client can't give you the basics in a few seconds
(<=5) then it's not worth the server's resources to wait for it. There are
alternatives to telnet (copy'n'paste as well as trivial perl scripts).

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