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Bug #52831 NNTP server time out
Submitted: 2010-09-14 01:45 UTC Modified: 2017-11-05 04:22 UTC
Avg. Score:4.4 ± 0.7
Reproduced:8 of 8 (100.0%)
Same Version:4 (50.0%)
Same OS:4 (50.0%)
From: mpbrede at gmail dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: Systems problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-09-14 01:45 UTC] mpbrede at gmail dot com
I reported on that accessing the newsgroup via nntp server frequently times out. Daniel Brown recommended that if the problem persists, I open a bug report.

Here ( is an image of the timeout message.

Here ( is a copy of the config for the server

Expected result:
I expect the news reader to fetch a news article from the  server.

Actual result:
When I try to read an article, 8/10 times I get a message that the news server has times out.


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 [2010-09-14 12:42 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Verified
 [2010-09-14 12:42 UTC]
I saw a lot of timeouts when I was looking up a few articles on the weekend too, and it still appears to be happening now. Connections are generally closed within a minute of being opened without any error or goodbye message.
 [2010-10-22 09:15 UTC]
-Package: Website problem +Package: Systems problem
 [2010-10-22 09:15 UTC]
The news server is now basically entirely unresponsive: connections generally 
time out, and if they succeed, then time out immediately.
 [2011-04-29 14:22 UTC] alan at ridersite dot org
This has been going on for months.

For those of us who prefer using the nntp server, it makes it almost useless.

Problem may be concurrent connections.
 [2011-06-11 00:21 UTC] trash at bigwhoop dot ch
Same problem here. Makes the NNTP server unusable for me.
 [2011-08-22 16:27 UTC] thinice at gmail dot com
I'm experiencing this as well - Latest Thunderbird (6.0); It is periodic, meaning I can fetch a few messages - read a few and then get timeouts for an undetermined amount of time. After that time, I am able to get a few more messages.
 [2014-07-23 20:02 UTC] jakoch at web dot de
Can someone please try to raise the timeout value in the colobus config? To 420, maybe?
 [2017-09-27 16:18 UTC]
-Status: Verified +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2017-09-27 16:18 UTC]
I remember having had a lot of timeouts long ago, but since quite a while it
works pretty well for me. Has anybody else still timeout issues?
 [2017-11-05 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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