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some_cs_student
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Pinned topic XMLFirewall HTTP Timeout clarification

‏2013-07-09T04:23:07Z |

Hi,

 

On the XML Firewall object we have a HTTP timeout described by datapower as:

"

HTTP Timeout

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?

Thanks

  • HermannSW
    HermannSW
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    Re: XMLFirewall HTTP Timeout clarification

    ‏2013-07-12T09:16:30Z  

    Still looking for an answer.

    As the WebGUI online help says, the timeout only relates to idel connections.

    So it is not an absolute timeout.

    You need to clarify on "So if I set this to 18 and the connection goes idle after 10 seconds of activity," scenario.
    What is the problem you have/want to get resolved?

     

    Hermann<myXsltBlog/> <myXsltTweets/> <myCE/>

  • some_cs_student
    some_cs_student
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    Re: XMLFirewall HTTP Timeout clarification

    ‏2013-07-12T07:58:35Z  

    Still looking for an answer.

  • HermannSW
    HermannSW
    6218 Posts

    Re: XMLFirewall HTTP Timeout clarification

    ‏2013-07-12T09:16:30Z  

    Still looking for an answer.

    As the WebGUI online help says, the timeout only relates to idel connections.

    So it is not an absolute timeout.

    You need to clarify on "So if I set this to 18 and the connection goes idle after 10 seconds of activity," scenario.
    What is the problem you have/want to get resolved?

     

    Hermann<myXsltBlog/> <myXsltTweets/> <myCE/>

  • some_cs_student
    some_cs_student
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    Re: XMLFirewall HTTP Timeout clarification

    ‏2013-07-12T09:29:27Z  
    • HermannSW
    • ‏2013-07-12T09:16:30Z

    As the WebGUI online help says, the timeout only relates to idel connections.

    So it is not an absolute timeout.

    You need to clarify on "So if I set this to 18 and the connection goes idle after 10 seconds of activity," scenario.
    What is the problem you have/want to get resolved?

     

    Hermann<myXsltBlog/> <myXsltTweets/> <myCE/>

    I just wanted to prevent the XMLFirewall waiting too long for a non-responsive service before returning an error.