[Twisted-Python] implementing a timeout

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Nov 29 19:30:38 EST 2007

On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 18:45:27 -0500, J Davis <mrsalty0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>I'm a newcomer to twisted and am struggling a little with the learning
>I have an idea for an app that I believe is ideally suited for twisted
>though I
>could use some help finding the right way to approach it.
>It performs a status check by getting a page from a web server.
>It calculates the time it took to download the page and also can check that
>content matches a predefined string.
>That part of it is working fine but I'd like to take it a step further.
>I need a way to impose a limit on how long it waits to receive a response so
>that I can detect
>unresponsive hosts. I must say that I'm at a loss as to how to add such a
>timeout to my code.
>Any pointers or examples would be greatly appreciated.

You can pass a timeout keyword argument to getPage.  This will set the
maximum time which is allowed to elapsed between when the TCP connection
is established to the remote host and when the page is completely loaded.


More information about the Twisted-Python mailing list