WinHTTP Timeouts (HTTPD) Dialog Box

Updated: June 10, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

When you create a media entry that is a URL to a CGI script or Web application on a remote computer, the script or application can use IIS server variables in the URL to return dynamic media assets (for example, an advertisement based on the client's geographical location). There can be a significant delay as the remote application processes the request, especially on highly congested networks. Therefore, you can use the WinHTTP Timeouts (HTTPD) dialog box to specify time-out settings that will cancel the request and direct clients to the next playlist media entry.

Use the following options to specify HTTPD time-out values.

 

Element Name Description

Resolve

Specify the time, in milliseconds, to use for name resolution. If name resolution takes longer than this value, the transaction is canceled. The default value is 0 milliseconds. This means that an infinite amount of time is available for name resolution.

Connect

Specify the time, in milliseconds, to use for server connection requests. If a connection request takes longer than this value, the request is canceled. The default value is 60000 milliseconds (60 seconds).

Send

Specify the time, in milliseconds, to use for sending requests. If sending a request takes longer than this value, the send request is canceled. The default value is 30000 milliseconds (30 seconds).

Receive

Specify the time, in milliseconds, to use to receive a response to a request. If a response takes longer than this value, the request is canceled. The default value is 30000 milliseconds (30 seconds).

For more information about how to create media entries that use IIS server variables in their URLs to allow remote Web applications to return dynamic content to users, see Adding HTTPD Media Entries.

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