Net::HTTP timeouts not respected depending on how it's used?

In my Mac with Leopard, this doesn’t respect the 2 seconds timeout
that’s set in the code…

require ‘net/http’
require ‘uri’

url = URI.parse(“http://222.222.3.234”)
req = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url.request_uri)
res = Net::HTTP.start(url.host, url.port) { |http|
http.open_timeout = 2
http.read_timeout = 2
http.request(req)
}
puts res.body

It times out, but after 1 MINUTE, with this message…
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:564:in
`initialize’: Operation timed out - connect(2) (Errno::ETIMEDOUT)

However, the following code works (i.e. it times out after the 2
seconds)…

require ‘net/http’

site = Net::HTTP.new(“http://222.222.3.234”)
site.open_timeout = 2
site.read_timeout = 2
res = site.get2(URI.escape("/"))
puts res.body

After the 2 seconds I get this message
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/timeout.rb:54:in
`open’: execution expired (Timeout::Error)

Do you know why the timeout is not respected in the first case? (I don’t
understand)

Thanks in advance.

Xavi

On Apr 8, 2008, at 21:42 , Xavi C. wrote:

http.read_timeout = 2
http.request(req)
}
puts res.body

It times out, but after 1 MINUTE, with this message…
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
1.8/net/http.rb:564:in
`initialize’: Operation timed out - connect(2) (Errno::ETIMEDOUT)

Ei Xavi!

I’ve traced the code:

Class method start instantiates a new http object
and invokes start on it

Instance method start calls do_start, which in turn
invokes connect, and then yields

So by the time the block is executed the connection has already been
attempted with default (nil) open timeout value.

With the current implementation you can’t tweak the open timeout and
use the block form, you need to go with the alternative you already
know it works.

– fxn

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