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Request #12773 gethostbyname with timeout
Submitted: 2001-08-15 16:46 UTC Modified: 2001-11-04 16:09 UTC
From: richard at phase dot org Assigned:
Status: Duplicate Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 4.0.6 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2001-08-15 16:46 UTC] richard at phase dot org
gethostbyname can appear to hang indefinitely; I assume that this happens if the expected DNS responses are not forthcoming. Unfortunately if this happens in a webpage it can cause a cache or browser timeout, losing the entire page. A variant of this function with an optional timeout parameter would solve this problem.

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 [2001-11-04 16:09 UTC] sander@php.net
Dupe of 12802, which has more info so I'm closing this one.
 
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