On the XML Firewall object we have a HTTP timeout described by datapower as:
Specifies the maximum number of seconds (within the range 1 through 86400, with a default of 120) that a firewall or proxy maintains an idle HTTP connection."
The way I interpret that is that the connection would have to be idle for the HTTP timeout before getting terminated. But I thought this timeout might actually be terminating the connection after the HTTP Timeout limit, whether it is idle or not, in other words an absolute timeout.
Can someone please clarify how this is designed to function? Is it a relative timeout?
So if I set this to 18 and the connection goes idle after 10 seconds of activity, does the connection timeout after 28 seconds? Or after 18?