Re: [Rd] [linux] connection never times out

From: Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek_at_r-project.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:23:24 -0400

On Jul 12, 2011, at 4:22 PM, Jeroen Ooms wrote:

>> Can you please verify the behaviour is still the same in a recent R-devel or
>> at least R-2.13.1? And that there was no other already answered request on
>> R-help or R-devel re. timeouts?

>
> The code below is R 2.13.1. It shows that the timeout time is more
> than 3 minutes, although it was set to 5 seconds.
>

Please set
options(internet.info=0)
and re-run your test.
Are you running this from a command-line R or do you have any graphics or GUIs running? (I'm asking because any fast handler activity will cancel timeouts)

Thanks,
Simon

>> options(timeout=5)
>> system.time(download.file("http://123.123.123.123", dest=tempfile()))

> trying URL 'http://123.123.123.123'
> Error in download.file("http://123.123.123.123", dest = tempfile()) :
> cannot open URL 'http://123.123.123.123'
> In addition: Warning message:
> In download.file("http://123.123.123.123", dest = tempfile()) :
> unable to connect to '123.123.123.123' on port 80.
> Timing stopped at: 0 0 189.375
>> sessionInfo()

> R version 2.13.1 (2011-07-08)
> Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)
>
> locale:
> [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C
> [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
> [5] LC_MONETARY=C LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
> [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NAME=C
> [9] LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C
> [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>> 

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