On Thu, 19 Jul 2007, Howard Chu wrote:
> What I am seeing is a timeout of a minute before switching to
That would be normal when trying to contact a nonexistent host, and
depends entirely on your kernel's TCP stack/connection timeouts. As
already noted, you can explicitly set a shorter timeout using
Which I've now built into our applications, as OpenLDAP itself would
appear to have no support for this situation. I suppose I should
contribute a patch or something, along the lines of "CONN_TIMEOUT 5" etc.
> Revealingly, should the client attempt to contact itself first
> there is no server) then the switch-over happens right away, but the
> network guru swears up and down that there are no packet filters in
> the way.
When a host is alive but simply has no server on the requested port, the
TCP stack immediately sends a "connection refused" response to the
client, so generally there should be no delay. Again, this is normal,
and any "network guru" should know that.
My fault; I misled said guru...
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