[Twisted-web] Agent and timeouts

John Aherne johnaherne at rocs.co.uk
Tue Jun 21 05:21:16 EDT 2011

I am using twisted.web.client.Agent to post sms messages

Occasionally I hit a problem where I do not get a response back.

I have looked around and seen various comments about timeouts with Agent.

One message had a comment that they had added an option to Agent to pass a
timeout parameter to the connect method.

But it would seem this only applies to getting connected. Once connected the
timeout is cleared.

I assume I would need to set up up some sort of callLater to fire in say 30
seconds and if the deferred has not fired, fire it with the timeout.

I assume I would also need to somehow drop the connection that is hung.

Now I am not too sure how I would do this with Agent and the request or

I imagine many people will have already solved this problem but have not
seen any info on how they went about this.

If someone could give me a few pointers as to what I should look at I would
appreciate it very much.


John Aherne
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