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Re: timeout issues over vpn

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2006-01-09 01:09:21 CET

Ximon Eighteen wrote:
> steven.higgan wrote:
>>Has anybody had any issues regarding receiving timeout errors when
>>attempting to commit small (50kb) change sets over a vpn ?
>>The exact error were getting 'Can't read from connection. An existing
>>connection was forcibly closed by the remote host'
>>Fwiw we have tried setting http-timeout to 30 but it didnít appear to do
> I think someone recently had a similar problem and solved it by changing
> the value of the Apache KeepAlives setting. I can't find the message now
> using the Google search at svn.haxx.se and I've deleted the mail, but
> there was something about KeepAlives recently.

Possibly this one from Carlo Hogeveen on Jan 5 2006:
I had a consistent bug importing or checking in very large
amounts of files thru http. Smaller amounts were no problem.
And the problem occurred only from Windows clients.

Checking this mailing list revealed many similar reports,
with the suggestion to set LimitXMLRequestBody to 0 or a high value,
but to no avail. The suggestion to use Ethereal was educational,
but only revealed that the clients's final failing PUT never even
reached the client's own interface as a packet.

The solution turned out to be this:

In httpd.conf change "KeepAlive Off" to "KeepAlive On",
and restart Apache.

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