"H. Peter Anvin" <h...@zytor.com> wrote:
> When a remote server is unavailable or very slow, some git commands can
> stall out indefinitely.  It would be a very good thing if remote
> commands -- but especially git fetch -- could be given a timeout.

We've had SO_KEEPALIVE on git and ssh transports since e47a8583 (2011-12-06)
SO_KEEPALIVE for http was added recently (a15d069a) and will be in git 1.8.5

Do you want a shorter timeout for slow (but still alive) servers?
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