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Request #60329 New SoapClient keep_alive option
Submitted: 2011-11-18 13:18 UTC Modified: 2011-11-18 13:24 UTC
Avg. Score:4.2 ± 0.8
Reproduced:8 of 8 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (25.0%)
Same OS:1 (12.5%)
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Status: Open Package: SOAP related
PHP Version: 5.4.0RC1 OS:
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 [2011-11-18 13:18 UTC]
When using the SoapClient you may sometime have this error :

SoapClient::__doRequest(): send of 776 bytes failed with errno=32 Broken pipe

The problem is that some servers that you're calling are closing the connection 
after some time. To fix this problem you need to use the "Connection: close" 
HTTP Header. The only way to do it currently is to use a stream_context with the 
1.0 HTTP protocol version :

$socket_context = stream_context_create(
       array('http' => array('protocol_version'  => 1.0))
$soapClient = new \SOAPClient($serviceUrl, array('stream_context' => 

It would be nice to have a new option "keep_alive" that you can disable like 
this :

$soapClient = new \SOAPClient(ServiceUrl, array('keep_alive' => false));

Test script:
$soapClient = new \SOAPClient(ServiceUrl, array('keep_alive' => false));

Expected result:
Request with "Connection: close" header

Actual result:
Request with "Connection: Keep-alive" header


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 [2011-11-18 13:24 UTC]
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of pierrick
Log: Added new SoapClient option "keep_alive". FR #60329
 [2011-11-18 13:24 UTC]
-Summary: New keep_alive option +Summary: New SoapClient keep_alive option -Status: Open +Status: To be documented
 [2011-11-18 13:24 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in SVN.

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