ActiveResource timeout not functioning?

I’m trying to contact a REST API using ActiveResource on Rails 2.3.2.

I’m attempting to use the timeout functionality so that if the resource
I’m contacting is down I can fail quickly - I’m doing this with the
following:

class WorkspaceResource < ActiveResource::Base
self.timeout = 5
self.site = “http://mysite.com/restAPI
end

However, when I try to contact the service when I know it isn’t
available, the class only times out after the default 60 seconds. I can
see from the error stack that the timeout error does indeed come from an
ActiveResource class in my gem folder that has the proper functions to
allow timeout settings, but my set timeout never seems to work.

Any thoughts?

So apparently the issue is not that timeout is not functioning. I can
run a server locally, make it not return a response within the timeout
limit, and see that timeout works.

The issue is in fact that if the server does not accept the connection,
timeout does not function as I expected it to - it doesn’t function at
all. It appears as though timeout only works when the server accepts the
connection but takes too long to respond.

To me, this seems like an issue - shouldn’t timeout also work when the
server I’m contacting is down? If not, there should be another mechanism
to stop a bunch of requests from hanging…anyone know of a quick way to
do this?

Ben Porterfield wrote:

I’m trying to contact a REST API using ActiveResource on Rails 2.3.2.

I’m attempting to use the timeout functionality so that if the resource
I’m contacting is down I can fail quickly - I’m doing this with the
following:

class WorkspaceResource < ActiveResource::Base
self.timeout = 5
self.site = “http://mysite.com/restAPI
end

However, when I try to contact the service when I know it isn’t
available, the class only times out after the default 60 seconds. I can
see from the error stack that the timeout error does indeed come from an
ActiveResource class in my gem folder that has the proper functions to
allow timeout settings, but my set timeout never seems to work.

Any thoughts?

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