Client MMTP timeouts don't really work
[Moved from bugzilla] Reporter: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick Mathewson)
Description: Opened: 2003-10-17 13:28
Right now, client MMTP connections only timeout while the connect(2) call is in progress. But there is no good way (other than alarm(2)) to have blocking TLS connections timeout.
The symptom is: connect to server that accepts a TCP connection, but that never completes any TLS operations. The client will block forever.
For now, I'm implementing alarm() for a quick fix. But that will penalize slow servers, and isn't a good long-term solution.
The real answer is probably to rewrite the client and server connection to both use a common set of nonblocking IO calls.
------- Additional Comments From Nick Mathewson 2004-01-27 01:57 -------
This has been fixed by the MMTP rewrite in 0.0.7.
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